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“Star Cruises” fake jobs reminder

1 September 2017

Following our report of 1 August that scammers claiming to be from the “Star Cruise” line are offering fake jobs, we have had a further report that the scammers are continuing to approach jobhunters.

In this case, a woman in South Africa was sent an email from the “Hr Department” at “” offering a job as laundry staff and a very detailed contract of employment that looked credible – apart from including an astronomical salary of USD6,685 a month and quoting Brazilian labour law. The email was in very poor English and listed the same address in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the scam we reported on previously – a Google search reveals this to be a run-down parade of shops rather than the headquarters of a major international cruise company (which in any case operates in Asia-Pacific, not from the South Atlantic).

You are reminded to be very wary of such approaches and to ignore unsolicited emails or letters offering cruise ship jobs. They might seem genuine but at some point they will ask you to send money or provide your bank details, which you should never do. If you wish to work on board cruise ships, you should go to the official website of the company that you are interested in and look at the bottom of the home page for a link to “careers” or similar term. In the case of Star Cruises, genuine recruitment details can be found at:


----------------------IS IT A RECRUITMENT SCAM?-----------------------------------------------------

Please contact us on if you hear of any employment scams! Read the following article for advice on checking out job offers:


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