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.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hida Canada Hotel (fake)

Canadian hotels are an ongoing theme here, and interesting only for the fact that the job scam is something other than the common money mule scam. I haven't pusued this one in detail, and I'd be interested in feedback from those who have, but I believe that the scam is advance fee fraud. They con you into paying up-front fees associated with visa applications and insurance, with the lure being a free trip to Canada. They take your money and run, of course. They'll also be glad to take a copy of your passport details.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 07-Apr-2007 19:00
To: [redacted]

Hida Canada Hotel has a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and provides leadership opportunities to every team member.

We are on a fast track within the hotel industry and are seeking highly skilled professionals to take us even further.

The under listed department has positions open for new applicant representatives office.

We want to fill this position internally,if possible.

The deadline for applications is 04/06/2007 Interested persons should submit an application with a resume.


Hotel Administration

Hotel Manager:  Responsible for ensuring quality service is provided in all hotel departments,
including Administration, Cruise Staff, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Dining Room and Housekeeping.
Requirements: Sound Knowledge of all Hotel departments in addition to Management
School with at least 5 years in Management Position and at least 8 years ship's experience.
Kitchen/Stores/Financial background.

Computer Systems Manager: Plans and coordinates activities such as installation and
upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of
computer networks, and implementation of Internet and internet sites. Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree with technology as a core component and relevant experience.

Computer Technician: Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and upgrades computer hardware,
software, personal computer networks, peripheral equipment and electronic mail systems;
assesses user training needs and trains users in effective use of applications. Qualifications:
Equivalent to completion of two years of college-level coursework in computer science,
information technology or a related field and two years of general computer installation,
maintenance and repair experience.

Hotel Secretary: Administrative assistant to the Captain and Hotel Manager. Requires
experience with computers and office skills.

Accountant: Engages in bookkeeping and financial reporting. Requirements: must have
related training, accounting courses or degree, or accounting/bookkeeping experience.

Receptionist: Check-in passengers, checkout and settle accounts at end of cruise, handle complaints, lost luggage, room changes, check cashing, currency exchange, etc. Requires: 4 years experience in Hotel - Practical and Administrations.
Customer service experience, especially as a hotel receptionist or bank teller, is most helpful in landing this job.

Gift Shop Manager: Oversees entire gift shop operations, accounting and manages retail staff - retail and managerial experience required.

Retail Sales Assistant: Gift shop retail sales, inventory and stocking of merchandise. Requires: Retail sales experience, especially in jewelry, clothes and gifts.

Dance Instructor: Teach ballroom dance and perform dance routines in shows. Many instructors are couples. Requirements: Reasonable experience of performing on stage. Dance academy graduate or competitive ballroom dancer.

Activities Coordinator: Organize and lead passengers in recreational activities – ping-pong, volleyball tournaments, shuffle board and golf games, etc. Requirements: Outgoing personality and recreation, resort, or fitness background.

Photographer: Takes pictures of passengers during embarkation, events, dinners, and on tours. Develops and sells the pictures to passengers, commissions are earned on sales. All necessary equipment is provided by the company.
Knowledge of photo development process and experience is a real plus.

Sound & Light Technician:Provide the sound effects and lighting for each night's shows; maintain the sound and light equipment. Requirements: Experience with sound and light boards and equipment in a theatrical production.

Food Department:

Food & Beverage Manager: Oversee food and beverage service quality. UPSH Experience / Computer Literate - Word/Excel / Good Knowledge of Table Reservation Systems / understanding of Restaurant Cost controlling System. Requires 6 years F&B Department in addition to Management School + 3 years in Management Position / 4 years Ship's Experience.

Executive Chef:Oversees the quality preparation and presentation of food. UPSH Experience / HACCP Knowledge / ISM Regulations Knowledge / Familiar with to food-cost / Computer Literate - Word/Excel Cater Fox Stock Control system. Background desired: 10 years Cuisine Background - 4 years Ship / Apprenticeship as Cook in Hotel/Restaurant.

Pastry Chef: Prepare desserts and pastries. Requires previous experience as a Pastry Chef in a large hotel or facility.

Chef de Partie:Requires experience or training in area of expertise - International Cuisine, and approved Cook / Chef Certificate. 1 year on ship or 5 years hotel / restaurant.

General Cook: 3 years practical experience in Kitchen of Hotel/Restaurant - 1 year experience on Cruise ship.

Baker: Requires previous experience as a Baker in a large hotel or facility.

Butcher: Requires previous experience as a Butcher in a large hotel or facility.


. A very attractive net salary paid in US$, equivalent depending on employee home     country and currency preference with annual salary review.
. Quality single or family housing accommodation in Hotel community.
. Free medical/dental care in Canada for employee and family.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Full access to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in Canada.
. Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.


Web site:

or email us for more information.

Hida Hotel, has the responsibility of providing you with a [2ways] air ticket for successful candidate, and supporting document in obtaining an Entry Canada Visa, working and resident permit .

candidate are responsible Visa fee payment, and health insurance, also transit visa is not our responsibility.

Questions concerning this vacancy can be answered by

Mr. Billy Postmark           Or        Miss Rita Roland.

Human Resources Department
Hida Canada Hotel ****
430K Lampson Street
Thetis Lake Regional Park
Victoria BC V8Z 1V1
Tel:++1-888-227-1967 / 888-203-1255

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