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London scam or real hiring companies?
MickeySolo
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:52 PM
Joined: 29/03/2012
Posts: 2


I have received three emails from London captains. Two of them are the same email from two different captains. Here is the CC of the email below: We appreciate your interest in working with us and we have opened an application file with reference number SEA/UK/APR/2012/9912. We have gone through your CV and We found the post of Deckhand for you with salary amount of 6,500 GB Pounds per month.Seabourn is the world’s most celebrated cruise line. Having consistently received the top awards, ratings and honours in travel and cruise guidebooks, we’re on a mission to create a totally new concept in cruise holidays: luxury yachts offering levels of personal service equal to that found in the very best hotels, resorts and restaurants on shore. So for anyone considering a Seabourn cruise ship career, you’ll need to be dedicated. If, like us, you’re striving to be the absolute best at what you do, step aboard and join us for the cruise career journey of your life.The destination is always from London to France,Ireland,Belgium,Norway, Wales,Scotland and USA. Our Specifics Working at sea, contract periods tend to be four months on, two months off. This may vary depending on which yacht you are assigned to, as each has a separate itinerary. And that’s not the only benefit of a career on one of our cruise ships. We offer competitive salaries, food and accommodation is paid for, and flights to and from your yacht are free. Plus of course, the whole time you’re working on board, you get to see and experience some of the most incredible parts of the world. Benefit: The company will provide free accommodation ,Insurance (NIN) ,Flight Ticket,Tax Free and many more benefit you will see in your Appointment Letter.Working on one of our yachts is exciting, fun and highly rewarding. While you are onboard, you will have endless opportunities to visit many overseas countries and places of interest. Working Schedule: Working Days & time: Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00PM (GMT) Saturday & Sunday: Off Day Shift Time: Morning and Night. Contract Period: 2 Years contract and it can be extended if only you wish to remain with our company 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. Best Regards Capt W... What do you think? I have filled out the questionair interview and sent it back only to recieve another email from another captain. The websites I visited looked good, yet anyone can make there own website for cheep. If you know anything about this please let me know as I have already made plans thinking I was flying out for my new position. Sincerely, Michael.
Mike
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2012 9:26 AM
Joined: 15/11/2010
Posts: 37


You must be a bit new to the industry. . first, do a quick little search, you will find that most all yachties have received these emails. Second, sorry, but no one is going to get 6500GBP/month to be a deckhand. Hope you aren't going to be expecting that, or you may never find a job.
Royce
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:19 PM
Joined: 27/04/2012
Posts: 1


SCAM ALERT

 Nigerian  
posing as a recruitment for CIC Classic International cruises

This is a sample of an email I got a few days ago,  after some investigation I found that Alexandros  Potamianos is a real guy from Classic International Cruises and is a manager, his identity has been stolen and is being used on dock walk to find job seekers out side the UK that may need a working permit and or  visa.

be aware of any phone numbers with 070 in the beginning of the number as this is a follow me number and can be redirected to any where in the world.
also the quality of the content, if it sounds to good to be true. spelling is the next big give away, and the way they dont answer your questions directly and are never clear.

there are about 4 jobs on dock walk for this guy, 2nd stewardess, stew, and deckhand.
good luck job hunters
its hard enough finding work with out this kinda carry on.

He called me and I traced his number to Nigeria
+2348

sample below

Alexandros Potamianos <alexpotcic@gmail.com> wrote:
Classic International Cruises
Image House, Station Road
London, N17 9LR 
United Kingdom

Dear Applicant,
 Thank you for your interest in working with us, We have gone through your CV and We found that you will be able to handle the 2nd stewardess position with salary of 3,500 GB Pounds per month. Your application file number is CIC/PD104/2012.
The destination Area served from  Portsmouth, Falmouth to France,  Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Wales , Australia , Asia and Africa

Benefit:
The company will provide free accommodation ,FlightTicket,Tax Free and  many more benefit you will see in your Appointment Letter.

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

Onboard and Vacation Schdule: 4 months onboard and 2 Month paid vacation Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home

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 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 toarrive 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 newly job.

See below details of our vessel:
We are operating five luxury cruise ships
SHIP NAME: Arion 
SHIP PARTICULARS 

Last refurbishment 2009
Gross Tonnage 5.888 ton
Lenght 118m
Breadth 16,50m
Draught 5,30m
Main Engine 2 Sulzer Diesel (2 x 3750 BHP)
Propellers 2 FP
Cruising speed 17 Knots
Electric Current 220v - 50hz
Stabilizers Denny Brown
Decks 5
Lifts 1
Passenger Cabins 162
Passenger Capacity 320 Low Beds
Total Beds 376
Also 
PUBLIC ROOMS Capacity Deck
Restaurant 320 Upper
Main Lounge 260 Promenade
Piano Bar 45 Promenade
Lido Lounge Bar 60 Promenade
Winter Garden (Portside) 20 Promenade
Winter Garden (Starboard) 16 Promenade
Club Room
(incl. library and card tables) 17 Upper
OTHER LEISURE AREAS
Boutique Promenade
Beauty Salon Promenade
Photo Shop Promenade
Casino Promenade
Medical Centre Ocean

SHIP NAME: Athena
SHIP PARTICULARS 
Last refurbishment 2005
Gross Tonnage 16.144 ton
Lenght 160m
Breadth 21m
Draught 7,60m
Main Engine 2 Wartsila Diesel (2 x 7500 BHP)
Propellers 2 CP
Cruising speed 17 Knots
Electric Current 220v - 60hz
Stabilizers Denny Brown
Decks 8
Passanger Lifts 2
Passenger Cabins 277 (incl. 42 suites of which 8 with balcony)
Passenger Capacity 552 Low Beds
Total Beds 659
also
PUBLIC ROOMS          Capacity Deck
Olissipo Restaurant 420 Atlantic
Lotus Pool Grill 200 Calypso
Calypso Show Lounge 440 Calypso
Sirene's Bar 140 Calypso
Muses Night Club 70 Promenade
Captain's Club 24 Calypso
Tychon Card Room 36 Calypso
Tychon Yellow Lounge 24 Calypso
Ithaca Library 20 Calypso
Cyclope's Auditorium 230 Promenade




OPEN LEISURE AMENITIES
Swimming pool Bridge - Deck 2

We have attached to this mail job interview questionnaire for you to fill and submit back to us for the process of your job application.

Mr. Alexsandros Potamianos
Classic international cruises

flawill
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 12:35 AM
Joined: 04/11/2011
Posts: 2


Got the same e-mail today.
bigtigra
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 2:09 PM
Joined: 17/05/2012
Posts: 1


Me too, and from CoastSilver Ship company and from River Thames luxury cruise... ( from others sites: jobonyachts f e )
Alexia
Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:37 AM
Joined: 06/05/2012
Posts: 5


I have received it too..it would be nice if Dockwalk could remove this announce at least !
lsunde
Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:01 PM
Joined: 12/11/2011
Posts: 1


I gotit today,... Classic International Cruises Image House, Station Road London, N17 9LR United Kingdom www.uk.cic-cruises.com Tel: +44 (0) 7039 400 697 /Fax: +44 (0) 7024 078 404 Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in working with us, We have gone through your CV and We found that you will be able to handle the engineer position with salary of 5,000 GB Pounds per month. Your application file number is CIC/PD106/2012. The destination Area served from Portsmouth, Falmouth to France, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Wales , Asia Benefit: The company will provide free accommodation ,FlightTicket,Tax Free and many more benefit you will see in your Appointment Letter. Contract Period: 2 Years contract and it can be extended if only you wish to remain with our company Onboard and Vacation Schdule: 4 months onboard and 2 Month paid vacation Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home 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 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 toarrive 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 newly job. We have attached to this mail job interview questionnaire for you to fill and submit back to us for the process of your job application. Mr. Alexsandros Potamianos Classic international cruises
Stevie
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Joined: 23/10/2013
Posts: 3


Yes, I get those few times a month. They're in the " too good to be true " file, the trash.
 
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