NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Worldwide: (Posted: October 2014)

UPDATED NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Please note that offers for shipboard employment can be made only through the authorized agents listed on this website.

We have recently learned that the fictitious company that refers to itself as “Crystal Cruise Line— and purports to be located in Hindmarsh, Australia has begun targeting individuals in Romania with unauthorized offers of employment on cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises, Inc. This is a fictitious company, and all offers of employment to work for Crystal Cruises that are purportedly made by this company are fictitious. Crystal Cruises has no connection with this company.

Please see our August 2014 and July 2013 notices (below) for more information about this scam.

The perpetrators of this fraud still appear to be using the fictions names and email addresses included in our August 2014 notice. In addition to these names and the names listed in our July 2013 notice, the perpetrators of this fraud are also using the aliases Capt. Mrs. Tracey Anderson (Australia Department of Immigration) and Mrs. Keith Dolan Hayden (CSO Administrator AU Maritime Authority).

In the initial email, these individuals claim that “Crystal Cruise Line [Australia]— is offering a contract for employment on the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises. Once the prospective employee responds to this email offer and sends back a signed employment contract, s/he is asked to complete a form to obtain an “AU visa and a mandatory Security Certificate.— After submitting the completed forms, the prospective employee is given a contact at a false “immigration department— to work with for getting his or her Certificate released. The prospective employee is also asked to send copies of documentation, such as his/her passport and seamen’s book. Once the perpetrators of this fraud have obtained this documentation, the prospective employee is asked to send a bank transfer in the sum of $395 USD to an address in Guinea, and to confirm payment via email. After payment is sent, the perpetrators of this fraud notify the prospective applicant that the process cannot continue.

Crystal Cruises does not require prospective employees to pay any processing fees to secure employment on board its ships.

Please be warned that Crystal Cruise Line, Mrs. T.H. Kotzee, Mr. Howard Greenberg, Capt. Mrs. Tracey Anderson, and Mrs. Keith Dolan Hayden are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises or to obtain visas on Crystal Cruises behalf. Any use of Crystal Cruises’ name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises.

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Worldwide: (Posted: August 2014)

UPDATED NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Please note that offers for shipboard employment can be made only through the authorized agents listed on this website.

We have recently learned that the fictitious company that refers to itself as “Crystal Cruise Line— and now purports to be located in Hindmarsh, Australia is again emailing individuals and making unauthorized offers of employment on cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises, Inc. This is a fictitious company, and all offers of employment to work for Crystal Cruises that are purportedly made by this company are fictitious. Crystal Cruises has no connection with this company.

In addition to the email addresses included in our July 2013 notice (see below), the fictitious employment offer emails have also been sent primarily from the e-mail address: crystalcruisecareer@anaustralian.com by persons using the aliases Mrs. T.H. Kotzee (HR Department) and/or Mr. Howard Greenberg (Assistant Director, HR Department). These emails still appear to be targeting persons who reside in South Africa. Please see our July 2013 notice (below) for more information about this scam.

Please be warned that Crystal Cruise Line, Mrs. T.H. Kotzee and Mr. Howard Greenberg are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises. Any use of Crystal Cruises’ name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises.

We also recently learned that a person or persons using the alias “Mr. James Brown, Managing Director— is posing as a representative from the International Cruise Management Agency, and has been purporting to offer employment on cruise ships operated in Oslo, Norway. Although International Cruise Management Agency (ICMA) is an authorized agent of Crystal Cruises, there is no person named James Brown employed by this company, and Crystal Cruises has not authorized any person named James Brown to solicit employment on its behalf. The letters initiating the scam seem to be originating in India or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please note, ICMA is located in Oslo, Norway. These letters ask the applicant to send “part time processing fees— in order to prevent the job offer from “lapsing.— These letters also state that if the job offer lapses, the applicant will be “responsible for the loss.—

Crystal Cruises does not require prospective employees to pay any processing fees to secure employment on board its ships.

Please be warned that “Mr. James Brown— is not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises. Any use of Crystal Cruises or ICMA’s name and trademarks by this person is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises.



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Worldwide: (Posted: July 2013)

UPDATED NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Please note that offers for shipboard employment can be made only through the authorized agents listed on this website.

We have recently learned that a fictitious company that refers to itself as “Crystal Cruise Line— and purports to be located in New South Wales, Sydney, and/or Cairns, Australia is again emailing individuals and making unauthorized offers of employment on cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises, Inc. This is a fictitious company, and all offers of employment to work for Crystal Cruises that are purportedly made by this company are fictitious. Crystal Cruises has no connection with this company.

The fictitious employment offer emails are sent primarily from the following addresses: shipline10@wp.pl, shipline1@wp.pl, clientoffice108@wp.pl, cruisesline@gmail.com, crystal.application@contactoffice.net, and crystalcruiseline@contactoffice.net by persons using the aliases Jessica C. Williams, Edward G. Walker (Director HR Department), and/or Nancy Jameson (Director HR Department).

These emails appear to be targeting persons who reside in South Africa. These emails ask the applicant to complete a “job application,— which seeks private background information. Based on our discussions with the appropriate authorities, we understand there is a significant likelihood the perpetrators of this scam are using the applicant’s private background information for illegal purposes and/or eventually demanding money from the applicant, claiming it is necessary to process his or her visa.

Please be warned that Crystal Cruise Line, Jessica C. Williams, Edward G. Walker, and Nancy Jameson are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises. Any use of Crystal Cruises’ name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises.

Worldwide: (Posted: March 2013)

UPDATED NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Please note that offers for shipboard employment can be made only through the authorized agents listed on this website.

We have recently learned that a company that refers to itself as “Global Management & Services— is soliciting individuals to apply for positions with Crystal Cruises, Inc. via its website (http://web.gmsoffice.com). Global Management & Services is NOT an authorized manning agent for Crystal Cruises and is not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises, Inc. All offers of employment to work for Crystal Cruises that are purportedly made by this company are fictitious.

It is our understanding that the website asks individuals to submit their resume and photo to a person using the alias Mrs. Helen Backman at gms@gmsoffice.com. Please be warned that “Global Management & Services—, Ms. Helen Backman, and gms@gmsoffice.com are NOT affiliated with Crystal Cruises, Inc. or its ships and are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises, Inc. Any use of Crystal Cruises’ name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises, Inc.

(Posted: February 2013)

UPDATED NOTICE RE: FALSE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Please note that offers for shipboard employment can be made only through the authorized agents listed on this website.

Crew Marine Services India Pvt. Ltd. and Mhatre Shipping Management are not authorized manning agents for Crystal Cruises and are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises, Inc. All offers of employment to work for Crystal Cruises that are purportedly made by these companies are fictitious.

Further, we have learned that a fictitious company, using names very similar to ours – for example, “Crystal Cruises Inc.—, “Crystal Cruises Inc— and “Crystal cruises Inc— – is emailing individuals and making unauthorized offers of employment to work on the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises, Inc. See http://www.cruiselinesjobs.com/cruise-ship-jobs-scam/. Crystal Cruises, Inc. has no knowledge of, or connection with, this fictitious company.

It is our understanding that the unauthorized employment offer emails are sent from the following email address -- londonagency_1968@london.com – by persons using the aliases “Kelvin Smith—, “Gary Hommes—, and “Captain Mark Henry—.

In the initial email, these individuals claim they are offering employment on the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises, Inc. Once the prospective employee responds to this email offer, s/he is asked to complete a “job application,— which seeks private background information about the prospective employee. After submitting the completed job application, the prospective employee receives an “employment letter— purportedly from Crystal Cruises, Inc. The prospective employee is then instructed to pay for a Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD) – also known as Z-card – and an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) from a company called UK OPERATION AGENCY. Crystal Cruises, Inc. has no knowledge of, or connection with, UK OPERATION AGENCY. Indeed, other job applicants have reported UK OPERATION AGENCY to be a fictitious company as well. http://www.scambook.com/search/reports?search=uk+operation+agency

Based on our discussions with the appropriate authorities, we understand that the perpetrators of this scam are using the prospective employee’s private background information for illegal purposes and fraudulently soliciting funds for “sailing documentation— such as Z-cards and ICCs.

Please be warned that “Crystal Cruises Inc.—, “Crystal Cruises Inc—, “Crystal cruises Inc—, UK OPERATION AGENCY, londonagency_1968@london.com, Kelvin Smith, Gary Hommes, and Captain Mark Henry are not affiliated with Crystal Cruises, Inc. or its ships and are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises, Inc. Any use of Crystal Cruises’ name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises, Inc.

Australia (Posted: May 2012)

We have recently learned that a fictitious company that refers to itself as “Australia Cruise Line International,— “Crystal Cruise Line Australia,— “Crystal Cruise Line (Sydney)— and “Crystal Cruise Line [Sydney] Australia— is emailing individuals and making unauthorized offers of employment on the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises. These are fictitious companies. See http://www.cruiselinesjobs.com/cruise-ship-jobs-scam/ Crystal Cruises has no knowledge of or connection with any company using these names.

The fictitious employment offer emails are sent primarily from the following addresses: crystalcruiseline@consultant.com, cruiselineclientscenter@consultant.com, cruiseshippingjob@ymail.com, and cruiseline6@centrum.cz by persons using the aliases: Katherine Powell, Michael Anderson, Deborah Schwartz, Larrytez Jones, Juliet Rogers, and/or Monica Stewart

These emails appear to be targeting persons who reside in South African. In the initial email, these individuals claim that “Crystal Cruise Line [Sydney]— is offering employment on the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises. Once the prospective employee responds to this email offer, s/he is asked to complete a “job application,— which seeks private background information about the prospective employee. After submitting the completed job application, the prospective employee receives an “employment contract— purportedly from Crystal Cruises and a “letter of invitation— in order to process his or her “Australian Visa and Residence Working Permit.— Based on our discussions with the appropriate authorities, we understand there is a significant likelihood that the perpetrators of this scam are using the prospective employee’s private background information for illegal purposes and/or eventually demanding money from the prospective employee, claiming it is necessary in order to process her “Visa.—

Please be warned that Australia Cruise Line International, Crystal Cruise Line Australia, Crystal Cruise Line (Sydney) and Crystal Cruise Line [Sydney] Australia, Katherine Powell, Michael Anderson, Deborah Schwartz, Larrytez Jones, Juliet Rogers, and Monica Stewart are not affiliated with Crystal Cruises or its ships and are not authorized to solicit or accept employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises. Any use of the Crystal Cruises name and trademarks by these persons or entities is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises.


Worldwide (Posted: August 2009)

We have recently learned that online applications for employment on board Crystal Cruise ships are being fraudulently solicited by a website displaying the Crystal Cruises logo, www.crystalcrlines.com. Applicants are directed in later correspondence to submit copies of their passports and to remit USD 600 to a purported “representative immigration lawyer,— Najib Bin Reasli & Associates, for the alleged processing of their work permit in Malaysia. The “Appointment Letters— claiming to be from Crystal Cruises’ Human Resources department are signed by individuals using the names Chong Tung (claiming to be the Chief Executive Officer of “Crystal Cruise Line International—) and Kelvin Tan (claiming to be the “Head H.R. Department.—)

Please be warned that www.crystalcrlines.com, Crystal Cruise Line International, Chong Tun, Kelvin Tan, and Najib Bin Reasli are NOT affiliated with and have not been engaged by Crystal Cruises, Inc., and are not authorized to solicit or accept employment applications on its behalf. Any use of the Crystal Cruises name and trademarks by Crystal Cruise Line International, crystalcrlines.com or najibbinreasliassocitates.com [sic], or anyone affiliated with them (including Chong Tun, Kevin Tan, Najib Bin Reasli, Jones Martins, or Martins Graham), is NOT authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises has no knowledge of or connection with these individuals.

Individuals using the names Winston Graham and Hook Wapenny likewise have placed false advertisements in newspapers in Africa, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Dubai, among other places, claiming to be Crystal Cruises, Inc., and offering employment on board the cruise ships operated by Crystal Cruises. Winston Graham and Hook Wapenny are NOT affiliated with Crystal Cruises, Inc., and are not authorized to solicit employees on behalf of Crystal Cruises. Any use of the Crystal Cruises name and trademarks by Winston Graham and Hook Wapenny is NOT authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises has no knowledge of or connection with these individuals.

Careers with Crystal

 Thank you for your interest in Crystal Cruises. As the World’s Best cruise line, we seek to employ individuals who share our passion for excellence. From shipboard personnel on deck as well as hotel staff including positions in the front office, restaurants, housekeeping, or on stage entertaining our guests throughout their cruise, to shoreside administrative/office positions there are plenty of opportunities for anyone who wants to join our award-winning Crystal Family at sea or on shore. Please review the links shown at left to see what position might be right for you.

Crystal Cruises also takes the safety and integrity of those seeking employment with us very seriously. Below, please find several important notices of False Offers of Employment, and be very aware that Crystal Cruises will never charge you money to apply for a job with our company.

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