Taking a Cruise on Job Scam River

This showed up in my Inbox this morning – I didn’t edit before pasting (nothing is left out – even at the end); my favorite line is highlighted in orange: If you read nothing else today, read through this!

.Carnival Cruise Lines®

3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178

Email: [email protected]


Dear Job Seeker,

Carnival Cruise Lines is The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line with 23 Fun Ships operating voyages ranging from three to 16 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, and Bermuda. We seek to write to your response on a Job opportunity.

Carnival Cruise Lines have mandated a reliable agent who is working in US Embassy in all Continent to assure immediate visa processing for all appointed Candidate coming from China, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ghana,  Ivory Coast, Senegal, Germany, Brazil, Cameroon, South Africa and UAE round the Asia and orders country to avoid delay causes by visa processing.

The companies need about 400 workers to sum up the already registered one because many workers will be leaving the company at the end of this year cause of the expiration of their contract with the company.

The Company has the following vacancy On Land-based Employment and Shipboard Employment A) Accounting/Auditing/Finance (b) Administrative and Support Services (c) Company Security (d) Cleaners (e) Customer Service/Call Centre (f) Human Resources (g) Drivers (h) Cook. Store manager (i) Sales Executive (j) Store Keeper (k) Chef

There will be no interview required since this is manpower job where anybody is fit to work except at the health and management Sector where the company required at least first degree holders in job related.

Email your CV to  [email protected] with Scan Copy of your International passport, and two size photographs by email for our review.


This is the Entitlement, Benefits and Packages from the Company. Paid airfares, Transportation, Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community, free medical/dental care, Excellent educational assistance benefits, Life Insurance and Paid vacation and Maximum security in work environment and housing community.

The company will give the applicants (employer) an accommodation that will last him for the period of two years in which their contract will last and it’s liable to renew it upon the company’s agreement.

The lowest salary among all job listed above is the post of Fish Packing jobs which is US$28  (Twenty Two Dollars)per hour and you will work for 8 hours per day and also there is a chance for overtime if you have the strength.

Candidates are expected to sponsor their travel expenses excepting air ticket, which will be sent to the applicant as soon as the applicant confirmed his work permit visa and all these fees will be reimbursed to the applicants after three days you joined the company and other emolument for your up keep in the first month once you show your payment receipt to the company.

3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178

And other related disciplines. CONDITIONS/SALARY INDICATION:

(A) $40,000.00 – $100,000.00 US$(quarterly) depending on qualifications and experiences negotiable.

(B) All contracts are meant to last for 24months (2year) and liable to upward review on expiration of the contract engagements… Send Resume/Detailed Curriculum Vitae, Mobile Number via email attachment to the Contract/Project Administrator,

The relevant reference number should be stated on left – hand corner of any mail being sent in relation to this Job offer. We will enter into i


Carnival Cruise Lines®
[email protected]

The originating email is [email protected] I WhoIs’ed it and discovered:

registrant-firstname:            Walter
registrant-lastname:             Howell
registrant-street1:              1131 donaire way
registrant-pcode:                90272
registrant-state:                CA
registrant-city:                 Pacific palisades
registrant-ccode:                US
registrant-phone:                +1.3104590227
registrant-email:                [email protected]

So I forwarded the original email to [email protected]; if I actually hear back from him, I’ll post what he writes…

Scams like these are even several levels below unscrupulous agency recruiters who call you, ply you with sugar, and then pillage your network.

These campaigns – this one is undoubtedly a scam – wouldn’t continue to thrive if people didn’t fall for the promises offered; it is a sign of something insidious that people are so desperate for work that they’ll fall prey to these scamming bastards…

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