Once you know what to expect you'll be able to spot the ESL scams from a mile away.
Some of these scams are well known and will come up on blacklists or articles written by the ESL community.
If the school's name doesn't come up but something still seems off, try searching their email address or phone number.
Read more on salary expectations in Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, Cambodia, Spain, Taiwan, or UAE.
As with anything online though, there are a few people out there who want to take advantage of the anonymity of the online job hunting process.
These ESL scam artists are most likely after your money and will do anything they can to prey on unsuspecting teachers. Follow these tips and you'll have a legitimate job lined up in no time.
The biggest way to avoid being scammed is to do ample research on the teaching market in the country where you will be working.
Find out the average teaching salary, working hours, and visa requirements.
Making the decision to teach abroad is often a big one.
You're uprooting your life to move across the world and you're often interviewing for teaching positions while thousands of miles away making it hard to vet the good from the bad.