GoAbroad.com Reviews Scam.
This article looks at fake TEFL reviews on the https://www.goabroad.com/ travel abroad website.
Specifically, we are looking at the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd program that partners with GoAbroad.
Earlier this month, Trusted TEFL Reviews exposed ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd for:
- Running fake Level 3-5 TEFL courses.
- Lying about its charity donation claims.
- Owning the accreditation website that “independently accredits” the program.
- Writing fake reviews of its program.
Because the evidence for the above is so clear-cut, we wanted to warn the websites that ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd partner with.
https://www.eslbase.com/ immediately deleted its ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd program listing.
GoAbroad, on the other hand, responded:
“We are now giving ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd time to process TEFL accreditation from legitimate accrediting bodies. If they are not able to complete the process within the time given to them, we will be removing their listings from GoAbroad.com.”GoAbroad
We thought this was really odd.
GoAbroad is openly admitting that ITT International TEFL and TESOL are not accredited by a legitimate accreditation body, and that, after an unspecified amount of time, the program will be removed if they are unable to gain legitimate accreditation.
This means that the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd program, with its fake accreditation, is still listed on GoAbroad and is still being promoted by GoAbroad.
We decided to write this Goabroad.com Reviews Scam article because not only is this TEFL program, with its fake accreditation, still listed on GoAbroad, but it is also plainly obvious to anyone who digs a bit that the “customer reviews” for the program on GoAbroad are fake.
You can tell that the reviews are fake because:
- All of the reviews look the same.
- The reviews all suffer from the same grammar errors.
You can view for yourselves:
The question is, why would GoAbroad continue to list a TEFL program that it admits itself operates under a fake accreditation website?
Also, why does GoAbroad put up with fake reviews?
GoAbroad is a US/Philippines company, with the vast majority of its workforce based in the Philippines.
Its business model is intrinsically linked to referrals and affiliate marketing.
What does this mean?
It means that GoAbroad earns money from TEFL programs paying for a listing on GoAbroad.
GoAbroad also earns a referral affiliate’s fee every time someone purchases a TEFL course through the GoAbroad website.
The TEFL programs listed on GoAbroad are actually GoAbroad’s customers.
It, therefore, is in the financial interests of GoAbroad to promote positive reviews and to deter negative reviews of the TEFL programs that it lists.
It is also very much in the financial interests of GoAbroad to keep listing the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd program, despite the fact that the program is operating under fake accreditation claims, with fake TEFL courses, and despite the fact that GoAbroad has been made fully aware of these facts.
You just can’t believe the reviews listed on GoAbroad.
Read more about the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd program scam and, bear in mind, that GoAbroad has also read the article and continues to list the program on its website:
Thank you for reading this GoAbroad.com Reviews Scam article.
Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews
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