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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.

2006-03-01

Job Scam: starlinecruise.com

(A more recent posting on this scam can be found here.)

A bit like the recent "Omni Canadian" job scam, it's not 100% clear what little game these fraudsters are playing. What is slightly amusing is that this particular spam had a text-file attached -- one that contained a list of 2100 email addresses, including the one belonging to this blog, so it's presumably the list of addressees. Do they (a) have a lot of job vacancies, or are they (b) just fishing for suckers to scam? I'm going with "b" on this one.

Also, I advise against going to their website: there may be hostile code there which attemtps to take over your computer. I'm not in a position to verify whether it's safe or not.

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
THE STARLINE CRUISE INTERNATIONAL CANADA SDN BHD
Lot 614 Section 54,KTLD Jalan Padungan,Kuching,Sarawak
MALAYSIA
Tele / Fax: 00-60-391011474
Hotline: 00-60-172762120

    GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY! GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY!!

                FOR PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT.

THE STARLINE CRUISE ASIA IS OFFERING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FREE TO PROSPECTIVE
INDIVIDUALS ACCROSS THE WORLD TO WORK IN A NEW SHIP LAUNCHED BY STARLINE CRUISE.
THIS IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CALL ON INDIVIDUAL AND COPORATE
BODIES TO ASSIST IN GLOBAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

VACANCIES AVAILABLE:

CONTACT US/ job_vacancies@starlinecruise.com
LOG ON TO www.starlinecruise.com
COUNTRIES IN THE FOLLOWING CONTINENT ARE QUALIFIED TO APPLY/

AFRICA
AUSTRALIA
ASIA
EUROPE
USA. and CANADA

FOR MORE DETAILS, YOU MAY WISH TO CALL THE UNDERSIGNED FOR URGENT RESPONSE.

THANKS.
DR. LEONARD ALFRED
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Starline Cruise International Canada

17 comments:

Anne said...

check out www.canadian-cruise.com.

same site as star cruise. same staff, different president. same deception.

they recently posted an ad at www.jobsbd.com. i hope u can warn bangladeshis there into falling for their scam.

Jay said...

Starlinecruise.com domain name is registered to next company:

Starlinecruise Limited
Brook Street liverpool
4 the street East Block
Liverpool
Liverpool, 1093
UK
Tel: +1.629108301

First of all, 1093 is not a valid UK post code. Secondly, 01629 is not a Liverpool area code.

Here is a clue - this is the technical contact for the domain name:

Tan, Benson sales@ipxcess.com
D-8-7, 8TH FLOOR, MEGAN PHILEO PROMANADE
189, JALAN TUN RAZAK
KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN 50400
MY
+603.21613800 Fax: +603.21613802

Yep, Malaysia. I've just added it to our collection:
http://localhost/cruiselinesjobs_com_NEW/eng/cruise-ship-employment-scam/

Jay said...

I forgot to mention that there is no company called Starlinecruise Limited registered in the UK, I just checked it with Companies House.

Jay said...

Sorry, I've posted a wrong link, can you please correct it? It should be next:
http://www.cruiselinesjobs.com/eng/cruise-ship-employment-scam/
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

they are nothing but low down dirty stinking theives that take your money and run. do not!!! I repeat do not!!!!believe the junk they post on their website and apply or send any money. they are thieves period!!! stinking unwashed arabs thieves!!! burn and rot in hell you bastard parasites

Anonymous said...

Starline Cruises SCAM in CAPE TOWN

check following links:

http://www.gumtree.co.za/
capetown/29/10059929.html

http://www.gumtree.co.za/
capetown/78/10090278.html

when u reply to them they send u following email ASKING for money!:
(they cant even spell)

From: Brian Scott b_s_recruiters@yahoo.com
To:
Subject: Re: Your Gumtree Cape Town ad #10090278: Cruise ship work


Hello your reference number is STARC0050 ( please keep for future reference )

Thank you for enquiring to the advertised posts , although this is an automated reply
please remember that every application is treaded with utmost care.
Starlight Cruises are arranging for interviews as we speak . In order to secure your interview ( V&A Waterfront )
please follow these instructions carefull:
1. Save your reference number
2. A C.V. Registration fee of R 40.00 p/a applies.The Cruise Line only receive there applications in a certain format
The capturing onto thier database platform is costly and they will be able to reference you for a period of 3 years
3. Bank/Deposit R 40.00 into the recruiters account @ First National Bank * Account Number 62101751677 branch code 201709
4. Fax your deposit slip to 0866573531 with reference number
5. Email your 1 page CV + 1 full lenght picture to This email address ( b_s_recruiters@yahoo.com )
6. The recruiter assigned to your application will upload your information to Starlight Cruises
The recruiter will contact you should any further information be required.
Your Deposit will secure application to cruise line postings and Our client will contact you for an interview.Interviews will be held,
as of next week.
B & S Recruiters

Anonymous said...

Just got this email spam:


ROYAL CRUISE COMPANY

ROYAL CRUISE Terminal
42009 Pelabuhan Klang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia Crystal Cruises
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400.

Complements of the day,

I am Mr. Ben Bruce, from Royal Cruise Company United Kingdom Headquarters office , we have been notified of your interest to work with us, and we will be needing your service to get six to twenty more people including yourself who will also be ready to work at Royal Cruise Company.

With the new Immigration law here in Malaysia , the Government controls the numbers of immigrant coming into Malaysia and there purpose of coming, these are reasons why I shall be securing you a group tourists visa , If you will accept to work with us.

We will also help to process all your documents through the
immigration dept. With the assistant of our attorney, the chief immigration officer will send you all the necessary documents that you will need to obtain a visa immediately at Malaysia embassy in your country without any question so that you can come over here and start your job. Reply me if you are interested with your detailed resume (Including your Mobile and Land Phone Numbers for easy and fast communication) so that i can furnish you with further details.

Mr. Ben Bruce
Tel: +447011148910
Email: bruce@star-cruise.biz

ABOUT US:

ROYAL CRUISE was inaugurated in 1994 by the Organization of Asian Communities (OAC) aimed at boosting inter relationship among countries in the Asian continent. Since to inception, ROYAL CRUISE ship have been plying only the Asia Pacific region. However, in on January 1st, 2004, ROYAL CRUISE launched a cj66 ship with a capacity of 8500v...one of the biggest ever owned by the stars and has the ability to travel round the world within 12 months, hence the request for international workers to apply and subsequently work for a better development of relationship not only for Asian but for the community of nation at large. ROYAL CRUISE is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance.
.
WITH OVER 250 MEMBER STORES:
we hold tremendous buying power with the cruise lines, bringing you excellent savings and added amenities on your Cruise Shipping

Meet our team of ROYAL CRUISE Experts, part of North America's and Asian’s oldest and largest network of Cruise Specialists.

Our mission is to send you on a ROYAL CRUISE Cruise that will exceed your greatest expectations and offer you exceptional value.

RELAX AND HAVE FUN:
Being a part of the ROYAL CRUISE of both Staffs and Cruise Holidays family is fun! You'll enjoy our cruise nights, colorful communications, contests, and friendly, no-pressure personalized service.

Anonymous said...

Dear Victim,

We are pleased to inform you that we have considered you suitable to work at Royal Cruise Company. Considering your qualification and past experiences, we feel there is no need of conducting extra interview in this regard.
However, we are not advicing you to quit your present job until you fulfil our procedures of obtaining offer letter, employment visa and other approval documents.
Note that we are independent consultant who is assigned to process your employment and visa documents and we do require your payment to proceed further.
To begin processing of your work permit and other necessary documents, we would want you to provide us with the following to facilitate the processing.


1. Scanned copy of your international passport


2. Your contact and postal Address


3. Scanned copy of recent passport size photograph


4. A Total of USD500 to enable us process your visa application, work/resident permit for you to travel down to Malaysia. As soon as you are ready with the above neccessary requirements including the cash do get back to us to begin with the paper works in earnest. Immediately we secure the documents, we shalll contact Malaysian High Commission in your location to issue the visa in your favour.

Find below the processing fee schedule:

a) Application Fee: ------------------------ USD 100.00

b) Processing Fee: ------------------------- USD 250.00

c) Insurance Fee: -------------------------- USD 150.00

Total: USD500.00


Acknowledge this email to enable send you mode of payment.

Regards
xxxxxxxxx
General Manager
(so called indepenent consultant of the royal cruise company)

smallfish said...

after getting the confirmation notice from the royal cruise this is what they send you if you want confirmation of legality of their company.

Dear _______,

Thanks for contacting us.

It is my pleasure to inform you that every employment issues in our
organisation is handled by our employment consultant ( Abdul Rahim &
Associates)

Address: 2/4 Jalan Melati, Bandar Melawati, Kuala Selangor, S.D.E.,
Malaysia
Contact person: Mr. Abdul Ibrahim Rahman
Email: abdrr@abdrr-associates.com
Tel: +60172531960

If the above details are the same as the person you are contacting, you
may proceed and comply accordingly.



Michael Lim
HUMAN RESOURCE DEPT.

Spotter said...

It seems that Malaysia is still the world capital of cruise line job scams, then.

Anonymous said...

Check out www.worldcruize.org.
They use the same address as Royal Cruise Company.
Any idea how I can get my money back from these fraudsters.
Please email: vangelder@tiscali.co.za

Bob said...

Where am I?

Anonymous said...

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Cruise line Int'l SDN BHD
Lot 614 Section 54,KTLD
Jalan Padungan, Kuching Sarawak.
East MALAYSIA
Fax:006-032143096
HOTLINES +60142251849
Website: http://www.cruiseshipjob.net
Email:recruit_cana@albawaba.com

Mark lee (Head of the Dept)

contact Lael L. Borden" laelb_chamber@yahoo.com for immigration process.
visa processing fee USD560

thank god I just escaped
take care guys......

nico.senekal said...

This guy has scammed me out of millions. He has several aliases. They operate out of malysia, the uk, nigeria and usa.

Anonymous said...

I received an email from Mrs T H Kotzee - star cruise line Sydney Australia..
Her email said: Working onboard a cruise liner is a life time opportunity. From your profile and recent experience you are likely to be favoured etc... I was asked to fill in documents which I did.. the only thing that was a little off was that I was receiving emails from her at strange hours. I live in South Africa and 1.23pm here is 1.23 am there... do they work 24hours a day and reply to emails? No money has been asked from me as yet, but I have a Skype interview to work for a top hotel in Dubai today... I want to believe this cruise job is legit but I am afraid to turn down the Dubai opportunity.... what to do? what to do? feeling very unsure

Spotter said...

What's the email address of this alleged "Mrs T H Kotzee"? If you do a search on that name, you'll find it's been used in cruise line scams quite recently.

QNARHP1 said...

i just received one from "star cruise line asia pacific". they said i have to pay for an IMLC(Interim Maritime Labour Cerificate) i don't even know if that was made up or what, and the price is 575 USD. It's funny how they are based in Brazil but their address on google maps doesn't exist,well their street address. So please be ware!!I was so disappointed but thank God for intuition or else my money would've been stolen