Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#377279 by shanewade Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:30 am
i have recently applied online for a job on a cruise ship, i got a reply email with a letter of appointment showing a suggested salary and daily allowances.
the appointment is from thomson cruises, they are asking me to pay an amount of 650 pounds upfront , i need to know if this is a scam or could it be genuine.


To : [Removed - AJ]

We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the position of CRUISE SHIP SALES ASSISTANT in which we are enclosing the Appointment/Employment Letter for the same. We had many qualified candidates, but you seem to be the best fit for our esteemed cruise company.

The appointment letter clearly certifies that you are currently employed by our cruise company. Please place your passport photograph on the box located at the top right corner of your appointment letter, sign (your reference number is TH231) and send back a scan copy of it as a token of your acceptance. You are advised to keep your reference number personal.

Your monthly remuneration will be as per below term and condition.

Basic Salary 4500 Great British Pounds.
Allowances 450 Great British Pounds.
Place of Work Cruise ship sailing from England to the Caribbean
Period of Contract 2 years
Working Hours 8 working hours. (8 am to 12 noon, launch break for an hour, continue from 2 pm to 6 pm)
Transportation & Accommodation Provided by the Company

***GO THROUGH VISA PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW***

VISA INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that before you can work and sail to the Caribbean in our Cruise Ship, you must acquire your travel documents required for your work permit from our certified travel agency in United Kingdom (This is because of the previous experience we have encountered, where we processed these documents for some employees who failed to work for us). We are only responsible for your Flight Ticket to London after you have processed your travel documents through HAYS TRAVEL AGENCY U.K.

Attach to this email is your appointment letter. Do scan and send a sign copy of your appointment letter to Mr. Andrew Diego for the procedures of acquiring these sailing documents.

You are to send an application fee of 650 GBP (Which is refundable) for your one week intense training and sailing/travel documents to HAYS TRAVEL AGENCY U.K before the processing of your documents will commence.

DETAILS OF FEE

Obtaining or updating of seaman international passport (130GBP)
Clearance certificate from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (250GBP)
Course fee for safety training (150GBP)
Administration charge (120GBP)

Contact details of HAYS TRAVEL AGENCY U.K

MR. ANDREW DIEGO

CONTACT NUMBER: +447441392819

EMAIL: [email protected]


NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR SAILING/TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, THEN THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO SIGN THE APPOINTMENT LETTER OR CONTACT HAYS TRAVEL AGENCY U.K. WE ONLY REQUIRE SERIOUS APPLICANTS.

You should contact the Travel Agency Director (Mr. Andrew Diego) and instruct him to start processing your documents so that by JANUARY your work permit documents will be completed and also you must meet up with your 1 week training. If you are unable to present your work permit documents 1 Week to your resumption date to the British Embassy in your country, which is the 3RD OF JANUARY 2018 your job with us will be terminated.

3. Benefits
(i) Our company will provide free accommodation, flight ticket to London, feeding and clothing.
(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 2 Months Vacation Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home.
(iv) Weekly allowance of 450GBP.

In the best interest of this company, we require your confirmation.

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 8
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, 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


Regards,
Mr. Harry Mark
HR Officer
Thomson Cruises U.K
Last edited by AlanJones on Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:40 am, edited 2 times in total. Reason: Added quotes for clarity and removed personal details
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#377281 by AlanJones Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:24 am
It's a scam, [email protected] is a free email address and +447441392819 is a mobile phone number. Neither of which a legitimate business would be using as their main points of contact.

Also, travel agents don't arrange passports or all the other things the scammer lists.

What email address is the scammer using to claim to be Thompson Cruises?

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#377284 by AlanJones Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:40 am
zoho.com is another free email provider.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

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