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The school is real and they did have a vacancy but not for non EU passport holders. I answered what turned out to be a fake EF Barcelona job advert. They replied saying they had no vacancies and that they had passed my details onto one of their affiliate schools which was called my first class language school. I was then contacted by a Piotr Stanecki and had an interview then was offered a job and sent a contract. They had a travel agent who turned out to be fake who were helping with ticket bookings the flights were real but the booking wa fake. So you had never been booked on the flight and they also had a fake visa lawyer. I found that it was just a bit too easy to get a work permit and then a visa which i didn't go as far as getting as you had to pay 190 Euro, They then asked for 510 Euro for a housing deposit and for the first months utilities and sent photos of the apartment. I then went back and looked at the schools website ansd saw that someone had contacted saying someone was using their name to illegally employ teachers and give interviews and conntracts. I contacted the school and found that it was all a scam that i hadn't had an interview with Piotr Stanecki and he had never sent me a contract. I contacted the lawyer and travel agent who both tried to say that it wasn't a scam and a genuine job offer. I told them i had been in contact with the school and knew it was a scam. I'm guessing that others have been sucked in as well and i did lose some money but not as much as i could've lost. So if you see anything like EF Barcelona and my first class be aware it could be a scam so check with the school first before paying anything. I have no idea who i was interviewed by just that he was a fake.
THIS HAS JUST HAPPENED TO ME, THE EXACT SAME PROCEDURE, IS THERE A WAY WE CAN TALK ON FACEBOOK OR ANYWHERE ABOUT THIS? I actually paid the 448 deposit just yesterday, Ive put the brakes on for the rest of now after seeing this. thanks Marvin.