Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cruise Vacancy

This is probably a case of advance fee fraud rather than the more common "mule" recruitment. It wouldn't be the first time I've seen advance fee fraud under the guise of cruise ship vacancies originating in Malaysia: see Starline Cruise.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SKY CRUISE <recruitment@mail2marines.com>
Date: 16-Nov-2006 04:57
Subject: Cruise Vacancy...
To: [redacted]

We recruit qualified candidates and conduct training including interviews
before relocating selected employees to their specified job location. Our
Human-Resources Team is continually looking for friendly, hardworking,
dependable, crew for our cruise ships. They co-ordinates employment
opportunities for all positions on board our cruise lines. The benefits of
working on cruise ships lure people of all ages. Our dedicated team will
assist you in applying for one of the most desired job positions ever.


POSITIONS:

Attendant
Accountants
Store Managers
Safety Officer
Computer Engineer
Satellite Controllers
Fitness Instructor
Receptionist
Computer Operators
Deck Supervisors
Food & Beverage Manager
Assistant Housekeeping Managers
General Laborer
Housekeeping Manager
Cruise Staffs
Lifeguards
Administration Assistants
Customer Service Rep.t
Deck Officers
Chief Purser
Assistant Purser
Assistant Waiter
Bar Tenders
Hospitality Manager
Chefs
Steward.... etc.


APPLICANT IS ADVISED TO APPLY FOR A JOB WITH HIS / HER C.V,
AN APPLICATION LETTER AND ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS (CERTIFICATES).

E-mail: human_resource@infohq.com



Mr Tan S. Leng

Tansley Human Resources Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

2 comments:

CruiseHeaven said...
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Spotter said...

The above comment was deleted for link-spamming. The offending domain is "cruise-heaven.com". This is probably not a scam, as such, but it's an attempt to drive up his search ranking by posting inappropriate material. The comment was about cruises, not cruise ship job scams.

Domain Name: CRUISE-HEAVEN.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS2.DSCPANEL.COM
Name Server: NS1.DSCPANEL.COM
Updated Date: 15-Nov-2006
Creation Date: 10-Oct-2006
Expiration Date: 10-Oct-2007