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***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby cruisecritic » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:50 pm

CRUISE CRITIC
Cruise Critic, 7 Soho Square,
London, WC1D 3QB
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/

We want to use this medium to inform you that vacancies are now on for the under-listed job. Do let us know if you have an interest in working in any of the areas in which Cruise Critic Offers, from restaurant, Office-work, to child care:

*Au pair/Babysitting,
*First Engineer
*AB
*2nd Engineer/mate,
*Captain,
*Stew work,
*Mate Engineer,
*Deckhand,
*Doctor,
*Casino Dice Dealer,
*Accountant
*Nurse,
*First Mate,
*Mechanic,
*Stewardess,
*Chef,
*Dancer,
*Entertainer,
*Stewart,
*Chef Steward,
*Cook Steward,
*Stewardess/Masseuse
*3rd Engineer/Mate

Job Salary: Depending on your roll of specialization, Salary Ranging from 3,500.00GBP - 7,500.00GBP. They are negotiable and we shall take care of your Accommodation, feeding and Pre-training on arrival. If you are interested to work with us in any position, please kindly send your resume/CV to our Recruiting Officer (Mr. Fred Coleman) via e-mail (cfred30@yahoo.com) or Call (+44 7035967371) immediately with your personal details, including your roll of profession/Skill of Specialization.

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Re: Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted

Postby JollyJack » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:40 am

is this salary range per month?
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Re: Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted

Postby The Dieselduck » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:21 pm

I strongly suspect this is a scam.

If anyone has any information on this offer please forward it to me. I believe the scam is the fees for Visa and such. If that is not the case that's great, but there is something fishy about "Mr. Coleman".

I have suspended his account, and do apologize for letting him mislead you here. I will leave this posting up as a warning to others. I am following up on this through other sources as well.
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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby The Dieselduck » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:32 am

I am officially calling it a scam. These assholes are not looking out for anyone's interest but their own, so please stay away and spread the word. Below is an excerp from the "Work Page" on the main site about charging money from seafarers.

" I suspect that some recruiting agencies are either not familiar with the law or are ignoring it. United States law prohibits charging fees to seafarers for placing them in jobs on ships in international and intercoastal voyages, 46 U.S.C. 10314 (b), as well as on ships in coastwise voyages, 46 U.S.C. 10505 (b). It is also illegal for an employer to deduct the illegally charged placement fees from seafarers’ wages, 46 U.S.C. 10314 (a)(1)(C) and 46 U.S.C 10505 (a)(1)(C).

Charging seafarers placement fees is prohibited in most maritime nations, in the International Labour Organization’s Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers Convention, 1996 (ILO-179) and in the new International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (which is expected to enter into force in 2011 or 2012).

I would advise seafarers to avoid a placement agency that attempt to charge them a placement fee because it is a good indicator that the agency is operating illegally and in a manner that is not in the seafarers’ best interests.

If you or your readers have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Center for Seafarers’ Rights. "


Here's some emails from them, notice the inconsistencies and vagueness... They ask for money to process Visa and Applications.

CRUISE CRITIC
Cruise Critic, 7 Soho Square,
London, WC1D 3QB
+44703 596 7371

Dear Applicant,

We really appreciate your interest in working with us, we have looked into your salary increase interest and decided to increase it after your first month in the Luxurious ship. Do not worry about the Questionnaire because UK OPERATIONS will send you in an easier format to fill and return to them.

Note that you are going to be responsible for the application fee 550GBP required for your documents that is payable to the Agency.

Contact the Agency now in order to meet up with your start date.

Regards,
Mr. Fred Coleman
Recruiting Officer
Critic Cruise

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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby The Dieselduck » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:59 am

Never mind the vague specs, and the spelling mistakes. Whoooo ooooh a cruise ship with its very own helicopter. See attached "offer". More BS.

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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS - CRUISE CRITC YACHT/FERRIES

1. Your contract with us

(i) The following definitions apply to the Terms of Business.

"Short sea routes" means sailings within the United Kingdom.
"Long sea routes" means all other routes operated by Cruise Critic within Countries.
(ii) Your contract is with Cruise Critic Ltd. References to "we", "us" and "our" are to Cruise Critic, including where appropriate our employees, agents, independent contractors, sub-contractors and port authorities who shall all have the benefit of the defences and limitations provided by these Terms of Business.

(iii) Your contract with us shall take effect from the time that we confirm your booking with us by way of your 2 years C1/D visa. Employment is not transferable.

(iv) Able to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements which includes obtaining a valid passport and C1/D visa.

(v) Experienced in the job you are applying for with at least 2 years of recent and related job experience.

(vi) Flexible toward ship life, job duties, job schedule and location.

(vii) Appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment.

(viii) Your contract with us is governed by English law and the English courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute with us.

(ix) Where your booking includes travel by road or rail, then that part of your journey will be subject to any relevant terms and conditions of the particular carrier concerned and to applicable international conventions. Further details can be obtained on your employment resumption date.

(x) Sailing schedules and vessel disposition are subject to change. Sailings may be restricted over Christmas and New Year.

(xi) On board facilities may vary depending on route, vessel, dates and times of travel.

(xii) From time to time, in particular but not restricted to special offers, other terms and conditions will be applicable. These will be deemed to form part of these Terms of Business.

(xiii) Under the terms of the Data Protection Act we will be unable to deal with anyone other than yourself, in respect of your employment details, without your prior consent.

2. Booking and Sailing Documentation Charges

(i) Payment of visa/sailing documentation (International Certificate of Competence) application fees of 650GBP is to be handled by you. We are only responsible for your flight ticket and transportation to our staff lodge in United Kingdom (See Benefit 3 (i) below).

(ii) During your off period, you are entitled to any expenses procured by your living and life-style.

(iii) Where, under the terms of an offer to work with Cruise Critic, an administration fee of £10 will be charged on your resumption date before your (one week training and introductions to our vessels and yacht.

3. Benefits

(i) The company will provide free accommodation, flight ticket and transportation

(ii) Contract Period: 2 Years contract and it can be extended or terminated only if you wish to.

(iii) Our company on board and Vacation Schedule: 4 months on board and 3 Month Vacation Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home.

(iv) Weekly allowance of 300GBP.

(v) Health Insurance will be covered by the management of Cruise Critic on your arrival.


DETAILS OF OUR VESSEL

SHIP PARTICULARS

Tonnage 10,000 tons

Length 439 feet

Breadth 63 feet

Cruise Speed 18 Knots
Air Condition Throughout
Passenger Decks 4
Guest Capacity 208
Swimming Pools 1
Whirlpools 2
Lounges 2
Restaurants 1
Pool Bars 1
Elevators 4

Also
Casino, Sauna, Gymnasium, Medical Facilities, Beauty Salon, Laundry
Service, 24 Hour Room Service and Dry Cleaning, Business Centre, Shop and Boutique

Water sports: 10.7m Custom Oeino tender, 6.4m Castoldi jet tender,
6.1m Ski Nautique tender, 3 x Yamaha jet skis, 2 x Yamaha wave runners, assorted inflatable & tows

Communications & entertainment State-of-the-art satcom &
Cellular communications facilities, Wi-Fi internet access, Fleet 77, State-of-the-art audio-visual systems

Special Features Zero speed stabilizers, Helipad, Gymnasium,
Swimming pool, party deck with disco, helicopter, 2 x Jacuzzi

Summer cruising............West Mediterranean
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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:33 pm

Here a comment from Cruise Critic...

Martin

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Thank you for writing to us. These employment ads are not legitimate. If you have parted with any money, you should consider reporting the scam to local law enforcement. Cruise Critic is not in any way affiliated with the advertisements, but we will of course cooperate with any official e/inquiry.

Thank you,

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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby The Dieselduck » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Another one... this time by Email and from Seattle...

Martin

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-----Original Message-----
From: sol young [mailto:solyoung111@yahoo.com]
Sent: October-21-11 12:20 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.

Sol Young Consulting USA-UK EMPLOYMENT IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY To whom it may concern, I am Mr. Sol Young the Personnel Manager for Sol Young Consulting & Soliciting Firm. We are a Recruitment Consulting Agency that seek jobs for unemployed persons and existing employees who wish to have a change of career. Our company got a contract from a British Cruise/Ocean Liner who just acquired two brand new Cruise Ships to help them recruit workers for the two new ships. The Cruise Company will offer full-time employment in the vessels. As a condition for employment, all intending applicants must be above 18 years of age. Must be able to speak or understand English language. Must be physically fit with good medical record and must have the ability to maintain friendly relationship with fellow workers. Qualified applicants will work on a schedule of Sixty days on and Fourteen days off on a Six hours daily shift, Seven days a week. Accommodation will be provided for all qualified applicants onboard. The Cruise company has assured good working conditions onboard. All interested persons are required to apply for the vacant positions listed below through our company with their Rйsumй or Curriculum Vitae. Non American and European intended applicants should provide a scanned copy of their International Passport. All Intended Applicants MUST pay a Consultation/Placement fee of $1,200. Any applicant who is not employed will be REFUNDED his or her Placement fees in full. The Curriculum Vitae and Rйsumй of Applicants who did not provide the above requirements will not be submitted to the Cruise Liner for consideration. All applicants should indicate the position they are best qualified to occupy from the lists of vacant positions below. The ships will start operation in Thirty days time and will navigate through Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. We will arrange Visas and Work Permit for qualified Non American/European Applicants at an extra cost. (I have never worked in a ship before) No problem! (Unless you want to work as the Captain or some other position directly related to the navigation of the Ship) Training will be given to all selected Non Professionals and Orientation for selected Professionals before they start work. The vast majority of positions available on a the Cruise Liner requires no previous Ship work experience. See below for a partial list of vacant positions available and projected minimum weekly salary range as provided by the Cruise Liner »»» [1] Medical Staff _______Weekly Pay Ј 4,820 GBP [2] Electrical/Electronic Engineers _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,600 GBP [3] Telecommunication Engineers____ Weekly Pay Ј1, 900 GBP [4] Computer Technicians _____Weekly Pay Ј 1, 225 GBP [5] Electronic / Electrical Technicians _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,000 GBP [6] Ship Engineers _________ Weekly Pay Ј 3,500 GBP [7] Night Club MC’s and DJ’s ______Weekly Pay Ј900 GBP [8] Swimming Pool Guards/Divers ____Weekly Pay Ј1,400.00 GBP [9] Kitchen Staff ______________Weekly Pay Ј2,000 GBP [10] Deck and Cabin Waiter/Waitress ____Weekly Pay Ј1,050 GBP [11] Deck and Cabin Steward/Stewardesses ____Weekly Pay Ј1,050 GBP [12] Bar Tenders and Cocktail Servers _____Weekly Pay Ј1,050 GBP [13] Gift Shops Attendants_______ Weekly Pay Ј 995 GBP [14] Fitness and Gym Instructors ______Weekly Pay Ј1,650 GBP [15] Comedians ______Weekly Pay Ј1,000 GBP [16] Tour Guides ________Weekly Pay Ј970 GBP [17] Language Interpreters _________Weekly Pay Ј950 GBP [18] Casino Attendants __________Weekly Pay Ј 900 GBP [19] Cameramen ____Weekly Pay 800 GBP [20] Pursers _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,105 GBP [21] Photographers ____Weekly Pay Ј 800 GBP [22] Plumbers _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,050 GBP [23] Barbers and Hair Dressers _____Weekly Pay Ј 950 GBP [24] Cyber Cafe attendants _____Weekly Pay Ј 1000 GBP [25] Sanitary/Cleaners _____Weekly Pay Ј1,600 GBP [26] Laundry attendants _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,400 GBP [27] Psychologist/ Counselors _____Weekly Pay Ј 800 GBP [28] Spiritual leaders/Clergy _____Weekly Pay Ј 800 GBP [29] Welders _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,100 GBP [30] Strip dancers _____Weekly Pay Ј 1,800 GBP Finally, we welcome your applications, and promise to do our best to secure a job for you in any of the two vessels based on your qualification advantages. Regards, Mr. Sol Young 500 Union Street Suite 746, Seattle WA 98101 USA (206) 497-0646 .
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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby Refrus » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:24 am

It's about time this ad should be wiped off Diesel Duck and never allow it's kind back on, so what do you say Diesel Duck
I'm currently unemployed but looking for new ventures. I'm looking for a job which is stable in beneifits So if anyone one is looking for & engineer I would like to know.

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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby The Dieselduck » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:56 am

I am of the opinion that although it is an eyesore, it is valuable reference for other engineers in warning them of these shaddy operators.
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Re: ***SCAM *** Cruise/Yacht Crew Workers Wanted ***SCAM***

Postby JollyJack » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:58 am

Agreed, Martin
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