TEFL/TESOL in Japan scam – Ian Leahy.
We don’t find any pleasure in blacklisting an Online TEFL/TESOL certification school, but ESLinsider/Ian Leahy have now reached that threshold.
ESLinsider is owned and run by Ian Leahy.
Ian Leahy is a US citizen, currently living in Fukuoka, Japan, and he is also currently being investigated by the Chinese authorities for fraud.
A snippet from the (documented) accusation:
‘After some deliberation we have decided to warn all the foreigners now teaching in China that if you sent an email to eslinsider.com or even visited their website more than once over the last 6 months, you will soon be investigated by the Chinese PSB as we recently found out in an unexpected interview we obtained with a veteran Captain who has worked more than 8 years with the PSB in a Tier 1 city of China.’
Further information can be read here:
Since earlier this year, ESLinsider have consistently tried to undermine the credibility of trustedteflreviews.com by posting misleading materials, on various online platforms.
Such platforms include the ESLinsider.com school website, Ian Leahy’s YouTube/Vimeo channel, Reddit.com, Quora.com.
For the past 6 months, Ian Leahy has made claims that trustedteflreviews.com is owned and run by the following Online TEFL/TESOL certification programs:
Maximo Nivel TEFL
OISE University of Toronto TEFL
TEFL Online Pro
What do all 5 of these Online TEFL/TESOL certification programs have in common?
They have all featured in the top 5 ranked Online TEFL/TESOL certification schools list since the start of this year.
trustedteflreviews.com is an independently-run Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program reviews website. We are not affiliated with any Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program(s).
trustedteflreviews.com was started by myself and a bunch of other English teachers, who were fed up with the amount of Online TEFL/TESOL misinformation published online.
If an Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program is ranked high up in the list of certification programs, this means that they have received overwhelmingly positive (verified) customer feedback.
If an Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program is ranked low down in the list of certification programs, this means that they have received overwhelmingly negative (verified) customer feedback.
ESLinsider is currently ranked bottom of the list and has featured in the bottom 5 for the past 9 months.
Instead of being focused on improving the course experience for his customers, Ian Leahy has chosen to lash out at trustedteflreviews.com with a barrage of misleading materials that he has published online.
Ian Leahy might sound convincing, he might even appear credible, but he is driven by one desire: the desire to work as little as possible whilst earning as much money as he possibly can in order to fuel his lifestyle.
He has been called out on this behavior before:
Taking into account all of the above information, ESLinsider will now be listed on trustedteflreviews.com with the blacklisted warning. This will go into effect from today.
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