Here's a well-used teacher scam that's doing the rounds.
I just wanted to warn everybody that there is a new teaching scam going around, in fact this is the FOURTH variation I have seen of the e-mail reproduced below. The scam always follows the same pattern - a wife who can't speak English, a job offer and a very attractive UK salary. I have no doubt that further down the line anyone interested in this 'position' will have to fork out cash to process paperwork or some similar bullshit.
As a footnote, although the e-mail states that the resume was taken from the ajarn database, I very much doubt it. The ajarn resume database is pay-per-view and scammers are rarely/never willing to pay for contact names and e-mails. Why should they when there are plenty of databases where access to teacher resumes is free?
Anyway, here's the e-mail.
My name is _________________. I am from Germany working currently with (usually an impressive corporate address is inserted here)
I need a professional ESL teacher like you to come and teach my beloved Wife English.
I and my wife wedded last April 2009 and she joined me here in Scotland last May 2009 to start living with me.
She is inability to understand English language to communicate with the people here in the UK that is why I urgently need your attention here to start teaching her English to enable her start communicating with the people here in the UK..
I saw your CV at http://www.teflasia.com and like it that is why I have contacted you.
Requirements for the position includes:
1. Any Certificate obtained as an Applicant with English teaching experience (Bachelors Degree and above).
2. Your recent photo.
3. Your phone number with your country code for proper conversation.
4. Once again your updated CV.
Salary: Monthly salary of GBP3,850.00 will be paid to you on the 20th day of every month and relocation package fee of GBP1,500.00 at the beginning of the contract, including monthly health insurance fee of GBP360.00 and vacation fee of GBP1,700.00 for any upcoming vacation.
As a qualified applicant, I want you to do contact me at once with requirements mentioned above for evaluation through my personal email address at (e-mail address is inserted here) so that we can proceed with the contract.