Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#48397 by Chris Fuller Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:45 pm
There is a genuine Edmiston Yacht Company, but the genuine company are not sending these emails; these emails are sent by scammers.

The scammers are giving the genuine company's website address, but please note that the real company's email addresses end with (and with no words or abbreviations after that), unlike the email addresses that the scammers use.

Here are some of the scammers' fake Edmiston email addresses:

[email protected] - see also: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=15957
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] - see also: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=16494
[email protected] - see also: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=16496
[email protected] - see also: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=15957

And some of their fake names:

Capt Bill Cole
Capt George Cox
Capt Joe Moses
Capt Ronald McCauley
Mr Andrew Hamilton

Edmiston Yacht Hotel
62 St. James's Street,
London SW1A 1LY,
United Kingdom

Edmiston & Company is a world leader in the super yacht industry.
Specialising in the sale, charter, management and new construction of
the largest and most important yachts. The company has an unrivalled
reputation when it comes to performing for its clients at the very
highest level.Edmiston is recognized throughout the industry for
personal service, transparency, commitment to quality and forward
thinking. While other companies have fallen victim to global economic
changes, Edmiston Yacht Management has gone from strength to strength.

As world leaders in yachting our management department consistently
provides expert representation, innovative solutions and services that
resonate with today’s client demands. In 2008 we developed
custom-built crew training programmes, recognizing that the quality of
the crew is directly proportional to the enjoyment on board. Highly
trained in service, safety and security, a crew trained by Edmiston
enhances a yacht’s service, appeal and value

We want to use this medium to inform you that vacancies is now on, so
therefore do let us know if you have an interest in working in any of
the areas in which Norfolk Broads Yachting Company Job Offers,

Below are the Vacancies:

*Stew work
*Mate Engineer
*First Mate
*Chef Stew
*Cook Stew
*2nd Engineer
*Customer Care Representatives
*Guest Room Attendants
*Head Housekeepers
*Maternity Nurse
*Lady's Maids
*Mother’s Help
*Private Bodyguards

Job Salary: Depending on your roll of specialization, Salary Ranging
from 4,500.00 GBP to 8,500.00 GBP or negotiable and We shall take care
of your Transportation expenses, Accommodation, feeding and a month
training on arrival.

If you are interested to work with us in any position, please kindly
send your resume to our via e-mail (scammer inserts email address here) immediately
with your personal details including your roll of profession/Skill of


#55442 by Thomas Berg Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:57 pm
[email protected] is the new address used by this scammer.

-no legitimate business receives payments only via Western Union
-to cancel a WU transfer call 1-800-448-1492
-details of a bank account have to match the details of the business
-one cannot apply for visa via email
#56715 by enatlata Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:36 pm
Another mutation of this one:

Captain Susiana Malike
[email protected]
+447024016311 (platform number)

Scammer's first response to email enquiring about the job:

Dear ,
We appreciate your interest in working with us and we have open an application file with reference number 2011/UK/APR/SEA/5534. We have gone through your CV and We found the post of Waitress for you with salary amount of 6,500 GB Pounds per month.The destination is always from London to France,Ireland,Belgium,Norway,Wales and USA.

The company will provide free accommodation ,Insurance (NIN) ,Flight Ticket,Tax Free and many more benefit you will see in your Appointment Letter.

Working Schedule:
Working Days & time: Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00PM (GMT)

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 Am - 4:00 PM (GMT)

Shift Time: Morning and Night.

Contract Period: 2 Years contract and it can be extended if only you wish to remain with our company

Vacation : 4-5months on /2-4months off

As a notice of acceptance of job offer , we shall send you appointment and invitation letter for you to sign and return the sign copy back to us for record purpose . so therefore kindly let us know if you are satisfy with the salary rate above in order for us to proceed further.

We await to hear from you ASAP.


Victim in response asked specific questions about the work hours and duties, but this is not addressed in scammer's 2nd response:

dear ,
We want to use this opportunity in congratulating you in advance for accepting to join our company. How soon do you want to come or can you make it down here within the next two week as we are urgently in need of you to arrive here as soon as possible .If you know it is possible for you to arrive here within the next two weeks , kindly find attached to this mail job interview questionnaire for you to fill and submit back to us so that it will speed up the process of your appointment letter.
We advice you to keep record of your application reference number and we hope you are not attached to any company presently so that you will focus on your job application as we are highly in need of you to arrive here soon, if not kindly let us know now before you sign any contract agreement with us.If yes we suggest that you start writing your resignation now to whom ever you are working for, so that you can pay more attention to your new job ,if only you are really serious about this job offer..

*Full Name:
*Present Location:
*Date of Birth :
*Phone Number:

We await your immediate response to this mail
Capitan Susasi Malike,

A questionnaire was enclosed in DOC format, asking questions about the applicant's family background, probably intended to act as a test of an applicants' English ability. The questionnaire is convincing-looking, but seems to talk about placements on land in the UK, nothing to do with sailing.


A few hours later, the following email was received:

Dear <NAME> ,
We have received your signed appointment letter and it has been recorded to your application file number of 2011/UK/FEB/SEA/6311. So therefore to proceed further , attached to this mail is your Invitation Letter. We were at the Airport to make arrangement for the booking of your flight ticket, but they did not allow us because since you are from European Union..You will need to have an Insurance Document and you will also have to provide us with the nearest airport close to your location ,so therefore you are require to forward a copy of the invitation to the British Embassy for the processing of your Insurance Document. This is very important because without the document , they will not allow you to pass the boarder and gain entry to work and live in United Kingdom . Remember that we are offering you a contract of 2 years , so remember to inform of them as well. Follow our instruction carefully and we assure you that they will grand you Insurance Document.

below is the details of Immigration Office .

E-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Mr Gordon F. Rutherford

Kindly contact the above office via email ([email protected]) and let them know that you've been offered a job from Capt.susasi . explain to them ,that you are from EU and you need Insurance Document to U.K and make sure you do this as soon as you received this mail so that it will be done before end of this week in order for you to depart and arrive here as soon as you have the complete traveling document deliver to you

Update us with the process between you and the British Embassy so that we can also follow along as to the date your Insurance document will be ready and please don't forget to provide us with the nearest airport name close to your location.

Congratulations on your success


'APPOINTMENT & CONFIRMATION LETTER' (victim's name removed) ... LETTER.jpg ... ETTER2.jpg

At which point the penny dropped.

Thanks to the earlier posters on this page for the useful information

#102307 by Kafka Tue May 15, 2012 3:34 pm
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the information about this scam. I received this generic email as well. I am curious, what's the actual point of sending these fake emails, what does this 'captain' actually get out of the victims? Can he really steal the money from your account? Is there anything else he may want?
#102414 by AlanJones Wed May 16, 2012 1:20 am
Hello Kafka and welcome to ScamWarners.

The scammer is after stealing your money by way of fees for visas and work permits. They will not touch your bank account, just get you to send fees by Western Union.

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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