Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Australian Cruise Line / Fake a Job Scam Fraud

From: AUSTRALIAN CRUISELINE info@ucruiseline.net
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:53:09 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Cruise line job application


     We appreciate your interest in our company and we acknowledge receipt of your resume for the same. We are in the process of screening all the resumes and will be short listing the candidates whose educational qualifications, experience and other interests meet our requirements.

    Working onboard Australian Cruise ship does require hard work. It is common for employees to work 6 days a week and sometimes 10 hours per day. Contracts are between 3 to 6 months in length and if you're a good employee, sometimes, an offer is available to renew. Your salary would be paid monthly by direct deposit. You usually share your accommodations (cabin and bathroom) with other crew members and are required to maintain a certain level of behaviour in public places.

    The recruitment department will complete your application assessment within 3 working days. We will contact you in next 72hours but if you did not receive our responds within 1week, it means your application has being declined.

    Job employment contract will be sent to you for signatory as soon as your application is accepted by HR Department of Australian Cruise-Line.
NB: Please check your email daily.

Mrs Olene Ayres
Director HR Department
Australian Cruiseline Company,
Level 1, 101 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2001,

From: "Australian High Commission." info@vfsaustralia.eu
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:17:35 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Certificate Ready For Collection


  This is to inform you regarding your AU Maritime Security Certificate which is ready for collection. This Certificate will be a one-time pass to applicants at his/her country’s' airport. As all visa status information is stored electronically on DIAC's systems and is accessed by airlines flying to Australia passenger's passports are swiped at check-in. The client's visa status is immediately known to airline check-in staff. This service is applicable to all applicants as they will not have to wait for their passports to be returned to be able to travel. You are advised to report to the Australian Embassy of your country immediately the certificate gets to you. Applicants will receive an envelope containing your Certificate, Flight name/number and time for your travel.

   In some circumstances, the Australian Government may require have the passport sent to Australia, but clients will be advised by the visa processing staff if this is necessary.

   A non-refundable fee of $137.00 USD is to be paid and scanned copy of payment receipt sent to us for confirmation. This is based on Section 222 of the Australian Immigration and Nationality Act. Section 222(f) provides that the visas for Non-military ships concur with a fee (which may be re-named by an organization). The Australian Citizenship/Immigration and of diplomatic and consular offices of the Australian Federation pertaining to the issuance and refusal of visas or permits to enter Australia shall be considered confidential and shall be used only for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of the immigration, nationality, and other laws of the Australian Federation. However, all certificates will be mailed to applicants provided physical or Postal address.  But will not be able to collect certificate until fee is paid.
   The maritime crew visa is usually available to crew of non-military ships and is generally not valid for air travel to Australia when issued to you.

   Please note that all certificates will be sent and delivered to your provided address via air mail to ensure fast delivery. Documents such as ID, passports or driving license will be required to claim certificate. Also, payments are to be made from the date notification is received till five (9) working days.
                         INFORMATION AND METHOD (s) OF PAYMENT.

WESTERN UNION                                                                   
EMAIL ADDRESS: info@vfsaustralia.eu
Visa and Offshore Services
Mr. Graham Craig
R.G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia

                                                                                                     ABN 47 065 634 525

From: "Australian High Commission." info@vfsaustralia.eu
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:51:57 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Vfs Australia
Migration Expert - Australia 329 Queens-berry Street; North Melbourne; Victoria 3051 Australia. Australian Immigration and Citizenships


  We received your Visa Application notice from your Australian Cruise Line to process your AU Visa and AU Tour Working Permit. The Visa and Working Permit will be issue here in AU Immigration and Visa Department for a perfect Visa assessment and to assure direct information from your employer. A code will be given to you which will serve you as a pass at your airport. Please we create no room for your visa to be issued in the country one applied from. All visa and permit will be issued here in AU.

 The attached PDF File is AUCL Crew visa Application Form required for all international employees that work under Australia Non-Military ships; You are required to complete the form and forward it to our office with your contract code from your employer here in Australia for your Visa assessment. Also to enble us prepare your Maritime Security Certificate.
  We'll contact you as soon as the Certificate is ready for collection on your name.

Yours Faithfully!
LT. Carmen P. Greg,
Migration Expert-Australian---AU Immigration and Citizenship.

Tel:       +448717119958
UK's:     08717119958 
Email:   info@vfsaustralia.eu

All our calls are to be answered from Australian Embasy UK only. This is due to the large number of applicants.

No real company hires you without an in person, face to face interview. An email, online or telephone interview is always a scam! No real company ever charges any money for a job even for a visa or work permit! If they want you to pay and say they will refund the costs, you will just send money to a fake embassy official, travel agency or lawyer who is a really a scammer! Read: www.scam-job-emails.tk No real company, government or visa agent ever uses a free or public email address (yahoo.com gmail.com hotmail.com, aol.com, etc.) Email addresses like diplomats.com, counsellor.com, consultant.com, lawyer.com etc. are also free email addresses. Read: www.scam-email-addresses.tk No real visa agent ever requests money via wire to a bank account or by Western Union or MoneyGram. Read: www.never-wire-money-to-strangers.tk No real company uses a telephone number that begins with +44 70, +44 871, +44 870, +44 844, or +44 845. Those are forwarding numbers which are not in the UK. Read: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk If the company does not have a website or the website does not work, it is a scam! Do not assume a website is legit! Read www.scamwebsites.tk There are no exceptions! Don't let a scammers convince you otherwise! A scammer is only as smart as his victim is naive! If something sounds too good to be true, it is a scam! Publicity defeats scammers. Post the scam emails you receive and warn your friends! Always "Google" all telephone numbers, email addresses and websites in any job offer to see if it has been reported as a scam!


  1. I received all the documents above, what made me suspicios is that, 1. you cant just get a contract without an interview even a tellephonic interview. 2. A contruct was just emailled to me for a possition that I do not have experiance in. 3. The Visa application fee is to be paid through Western Union. Finally, the receipiant and the address for the fee is in Kuala Lumpur, Malasiya.
    When I check the demography for the website for the Australian Cruise Line, www.aucruiseline.net It was created in South Africa and the website does not have contat details.

  2. Good Day my fiancé was almost caught as well...was offered the job on a Cruise Liner in Australia ..then a visa was organized and then he was contacted by immigration to pay for his own working permit and had to deposit money in a Western Union acc....the reason we got suspicious was the name of the account for the money which wasn't even English and we were dealing with "Australians" so please people be aware.... it seems legit and papers look genuine and even communication with them they give you all the right answers....


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