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SCAM DOCKWALKERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF!!! job offers msccruiselineltd_recruitment@yahoo.com via email!!
Amy L Smith
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:52 PM
Joined: 11/03/2014
Posts: 1


Hi all Dockwalkers,

I thought you should be aware of a scam I have just come across.  

I received an e-mail from Mr John Thompson MSC Cruise Line Limited.  The details are below:

Mr.John Thompson,
HR head of Recruiting department.
Mediterranean Shipping Cruises Ltd.
Email: (msccruiselineltd_recruitment@yahoo.com)
Que Queens House, 55/56 Lincolns Inn Fields,
London
WC2A 3LJ,Great Britain UK
Tel: +447031902334

I received 2 emails from this person/ hoax company for different yacht offers.  On one email he specified the yacht name: M/Y MiM.  They said they are interested in me for immediate employment within the USA.  They requested my CV and copies of STCW and ENG.  They also sent a questionnaire which was quite personal regarding my background and up bringing, this is where alarm bells started.  They asked me to resign from my employment and to concentrate on the application as they needed my start date within the following 2 weeks.  I did a simple background check on the company they have what looks like a legitimate website however I google searched the address and a forum came up with others effected by the scam.  People have been scammed out of hundreds of pounds to arrange transportation and USA Visas only to find out there was no job and they had been scammed!

Please do not fall for this scam!! I will be informing to police within the UK!!

I hope you manage to get a legitimate job offer!!

Amy


 


Anonymous
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:41 PM

In addition, I believe davidburton175@gmail.com may also be a scam. I received the email from MSC as well last year and the job questionnaires are identical. Very personal and requiring immediate attention. The email from MSC was from a Mr. Davidson Jack. The first red flag for this should be the email address. Any large cruise companies will not have a @gmail or @yahoo address.

Beware as these are too good to be true and are extremely easy to be drawn to.


Anonymous
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 9:23 PM
I want be honest ... if someone think that the MSC business is yachting ( cruise ship ) ,,,,,, think that a company have an email address end with @yahoo.com or @gmail.com etc etc ,,,,think that if someone want hire you ask you to pay for expenses is just all way around, the only expenses that you need to pay are for the taxi to join the boat ,,,so if someone fall under this kind of scam is stupid ,,,, how you can work ???
Anonymous
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 2:42 PM
Please be aware to all the scam recruiter here in dockwalk.Make sure to verify this email and the person and the company. I want to help everyone to be alert in searching a job in the yacht or in the cruiseline. Dont allow yourself that someone will give the biggest amount of the salary without the proper procedure of the interview..And to all scammers you will not win and stop doing your bullshit or monkey business.Everyone is looking for a better job and a good salary for their family.Just think also that you have family and kids that they know what is good and bad...
Anonymous
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:44 AM
hi amy..
i thank you for the post that you made. this has helped me realize that the JOHN THOMPSON you were referring to and the John Thompson who recruited me DAYS ago for the same yacht (m/y mim) is one and the same. how could this person go around and fool too many by sending hoax mails?? people's lives are in stake here, doesn't he know that?
i hope people can read your post miss amy before they get into trouble.
 

Anonymous
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 6:20 AM

Hi. All register online

I m the one who got scam like you all from Mr John Thompson his email is Msccruiselineltd_recruitmemt@yahoo.com so , how can we do for this scam for me ,I would like to tell everybody should be aware from all bad person who want to get money in the short process like this I feel very bad with this story and I never get scam before so BE CAREFUL &AVOIDANCE ABOUT JOBS FINDING.

My pleasure

Nurse


Anonymous
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:40 AM

BE AWARE ALL LOOKING FOR JOBS, MR, John Thompson is still doing his thing and scamming people, exactly the same thing that has happened to Amy L Smith, alarm bells starting ringing for me when I tried to get in contact with him and the number is not connected. I tried to google the company and his name and this forum was the first to come up, do not fall for this, i also will be reporting this to the police. ... all in all I'de like to thank this wanker for gettin me hopes up for what looked like a good oportunity. CHEERS


Olcia34
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 9:44 AM
Joined: 18/06/2013
Posts: 1


Hi guys!

Just want to share with you that this same guy, John Thompson has offered me stewardess job on M/Y MIM. Something was fishy, especially the 400 pounds salary and the fact that there was no contact from the Captain or Chief Stew as I requested. PLEASE BE AWARE!

 


Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:07 PM
that you have pass your first screening,and a job employment application file has been open for you.

Application file number: MSC/00684/2014.

Position: Chief Mate on board.

Salary: £ 6,000 monthly.

Port location: please note that our port is located in the united kingdom.

Details of ship:

yacht name:M/Y MIM.

Length: 49.20m / 161ft

Beam:   9.20m / 30ft

Draft:  3.20m / 10ft

Year Built: 2001 | 2012

Exterior Designer:  The A Group

Builder: CMN Yachts

Hull:    Steel

Classification: Bureau Veritas

Cabins total:  6 Cabins

Cabins: 1 Master, 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single,

Guests:   12

Crew:  9

Max. Speed:  15 Knots

Cruising Speed:  14 Knots

Port location: London UK.


Tenders

1 x Special Craft 6.5m TSA 160hp Tender
1 x Tender BWA, 5.3m, Yamaha 60hp
1 x Rescue Boat 18' SOLAS 30hp


Toys

2 x Wave runners
1 pair of Waterskis
Donut
Electrical fold-away bike
2 sets of scuba-dive gear (plus 1 compressor)


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

On board and Vacation Schedule: 4 months on board and 3 Month Vacation
Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home.


 
Job Responsibilities:
* Assisting Captain with administrative and safety duties
* Management of deck crew and maintaining crew discipline
* Arrange regular safety drills
* Setting watch schedules
* Maintenance and deck inventory and deck equipment
* Stowage of yacht for sea
* Navigation
* Adhering to deck budget
* Continued education and licensing 


Job Required Skills:
* Ability to stand in for Captain in his absence
* Ability to delegate, effective communicator,organized, diplomatic and versatile
* Boat handling, watch keeping and navigational skills
* Excellent ISM and ISPS knowledge and practices
* Extensive maintenance knowledge and skills- cleaning, rust/corrosion, painting, varnishing, rope splicing, fiberglass, carpentry, outboard motors and maintenance product knowledge
* Basic engineering knowledge
* Advanced knowledge of all water sports
* Computer skills 


         Please 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 your arrival 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 ,if only you are really serious about this job offer.

kindly fill the attached interview form.

thank you.

Mr.John Thompson,
HR head of Recruiting department.
Mediterranean Shipping Cruises Ltd.
Email: (msccruiselineltd_recruitment@yahoo.com)
Que Queens House, 55/56 Lincolns Inn Fields,
London
WC2A 3LJ,Great Britain UK
Tel: +447031902334.

 

 big FAKE OFFER BE AWARE


dragon_1
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:02 AM
Joined: 29/07/2008
Posts: 12


Be careful also with job proposals from an address from Outlook! It is something like MikeLeo65@outlook.com.

He said have seen my c.v on crew4crew.com and believe that cam offer a job after see my c.v.

No way! It is a scammer! I am not british guy , but I recognize british style.

 

Don`t give personal informations to anybody easily! Double check that source of a potential job!  


Gabrielsey
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 6:07 PM
Joined: 11/10/2010
Posts: 1


I got the same Offer today 

r John Thompson

Attachments12:34 PM (8 hours ago)
 
to me
Thanks for your reply.we have seen your C.V,and you are qualified to be
employed as one of our crew member on board.please note that you have pass
your first screening,and a job employment application file has been open
for you.

Application file number: MSC/00482/2015.

Position: First Officer on board.

Salary: £ 6,000 monthly.

Port location: please note that our port is located in the united kingdom.

ship details.

yacht name:M/Y MiM.

Length: 49.20m / 161ft

Beam:   9.20m / 30ft

Draft:  3.20m / 10ft

Year Built: 2001 | 2012

Exterior Designer:  The A Group

Builder: CMN Yachts

Hull:    Steel

Classification: Bureau Veritas

Cabins total:  6 Cabins

Cabins: 1 Master, 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single,

Guests:   12

Crew:  9

Max. Speed:  15 Knots

Cruising Speed:  14 Knots


Port location: London UK.


Tenders

1 x Special Craft 6.5m TSA 160hp Tender
1 x Tender BWA, 5.3m, Yamaha 60hp
1 x Rescue Boat 18' SOLAS 30hp


Toys

2 x Wave runners
1 pair of Waterskis
Donut
Electrical fold-away bike
2 sets of scuba-dive gear (plus 1 compressor)


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

On board and Vacation Schedule: 4 months on board and 3 Month Vacation
Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home.


Job Responsibilities:
* Assisting Captain with administrative and safety duties
* Management of deck crew and maintaining crew discipline
* Arrange regular safety drills
* Setting watch schedules
* Maintenance and deck inventory and deck equipment
* Stowage of yacht for sea
* Navigation
* Adhering to deck budget
* Continued education and licensing


Job Required Skills:
* Ability to stand in for Captain in his absence
* Ability to delegate, effective communicator,organized, diplomatic
and versatile
* Boat handling, watch keeping and navigational skills
* Excellent ISM and ISPS knowledge and practices
* Extensive maintenance knowledge and skills- cleaning,
rust/corrosion, painting, varnishing, rope splicing, fiberglass,
carpentry, outboard motors and maintenance product knowledge
* Basic engineering knowledge
* Advanced knowledge of all water sports
* Computer skills


         Please 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
your arrival 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 ,if only you are really serious about this job
offer.


kindly fill the attached interview form.


Thank you.

Anonymous
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015 3:01 AM
Thank´s everyones. Today I received  an email from this man but using @gmail.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 8:57 PM
I got this on 9/28 - Glad I researched. Deleted and reported. I got email from John Thompson msccruisesuk.yachtjobs@gmail.com
Blake Buchanan
Posted: Saturday, October 3, 2015 6:17 PM
Joined: 21/09/2009
Posts: 1


Just received this, my filter detected something was wrong and it was in the Junk folder... be aware

Dear Applicant,

Please note that we are urgently in need of your service in Our
company. We have a job position that is vacant for you on board.
Please if your are interested in taking the job position, please
forward your C.V letter of resume to the following address below.

We need your service urgently.

Thank you.

Mr. John Thompson,
HR head of Recruiting department.
Mediterranean Shipping Cruises Ltd.
Email: (msccruisesuk.yachtjobs@gmail.com)
Que Queens House, 55/56 Lincolns Inn Fields,
London,WC2A 3LJ,Great Britain UK
Tel: +447031932636.

bmincey
Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015 6:23 PM
Joined: 05/10/2015
Posts: 1


Just wanted everyone to know that the John Thompson scammer is still scamming people. Same thing happened to me recently.
 
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