How to Avoid Yacht Crew Scammers

There have been attempts to scam yacht crew lately. A similar scam is running on several of the major yacht crew sites. Here is an example of a scam email:

My name is Capt. Ron Darrick, 32 Years Old from United State. I work with PRINCESS MARIANA - Luxury Motor Yacht in United State.We are seeking applicants to work on the new year-round United State flagged Passenger ship. Its a private own yacht,The monthly salary will be 3,200 Dollar every three weeks, accommodation will be provided by the company. Hope to hear from you soonest Best Regards Capt. Ron Darrick

Notice how the English is very bad (not a native speaker) and it’s totally unprofessional.

Here’s another example:

Hello,

My name is Capt. Terry Lampard, 50 Years Old from United Kingdom,resides in London United Kingdom and My contact address is 51 Caledon Road Tce,East Ham London, E6 3HB and my phone number is +447024079363. I work with PRINCESS MARIANA - Luxury Motor Yacht in United Kingdom.We are seeking applicants to work on the new year-round UNITED KINGDOM flagged Passenger ship. Its a private own yacht,The monthly salary will be 4,000 sterling pound every month end for salaries and 300 pounds for your pocket fees every week end, accommodation will be provided by the company. Hope to hear from you soonest.

Best Regards Capt. Terry Lampard

And:

Hello, My name is Ray Smith, 50 Years Old from United Kingdom,resides in London United Kingdom and My contact address is 51 Caledon Road Tce,East Ham London, E6 3HB . I work with PRINCESS MARIANA - Luxury Motor Yacht in United Kingdom.We are seeking applicants to work on the new year-round UNITED KINGDOM flagged Passenger ship. Its a private own yacht,The monthly salary will be 4,000 sterling pound every month end for salaries and 300 pounds for your pocket fees every week end, accommodation will be provided by the company. Hope to hear from you soonest.

Best Regards . Ray Smith

And:

Hello,

My name is Capt. Walter Lampard, 50 Years Old from United Kingdom,resides in London United Kingdom and My contact address is 51 Caledon Road Tce,East Ham London, E6 3HB and my phone number is +447024079363. I work with Queen Of Diamond - Luxury Motor Yacht in United Kingdom.We are seeking applicants to work on the new year-round UNITED KINGDOM flagged Passenger ship. Its a private own yacht,The monthly salary will be 2,500 sterling pound every month end for salaries and 300 pounds for your pocket fees every week end, accommodation will be provided by the company. Hope to hear from you soonest. Best Regards Capt. Walter Lampard

I hope to read from you soon.

Here is my Email ID

***@gmail.com

Captain Lampard.

These are all scams.

Legitimate job offers generally won’t ask you to pay any money up front for any reason, and they won’t be involved in any unprofessional schemes where you have to refund money or involve your own money in any way at all.

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