Beware of Bogus Emails Offering Jobs from Disney Cruise Line - Experts
Softpedia.com published a report on 25th September, 2013 quoting a warning by security experts as "Beware of scam emails that advertise job offers from Disney Cruise Line".
Notably, Disney Cruise Line currently operates four ships and is the trading name of Magical Cruise company Limited which is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
The emails entitled 'Disney Cruise Line job offer' tell the recipient that we (referring to Disney Cruise Line) want to inform him that the company is hiring fresh candidates who will get the opportunity to work for Disney Cruise Line (Australia) under the job ID Number: EU/DCL/00867-13. Total number of available vacancies is 205. Candidates of ages 18 and above are only eligible. Applicants who are serious towards job are required. They should also have the potentiality to work hard and must be ready to stand by the company rules and regulations. Discipline is also required in the interested candidates. Salary will depend on the rank one is applying for and will range from €3,120 and above.
Experts comment that emails have nothing to do with Disney Cruise Line.
In fact, it's a typical job email scam. The fraudsters promise exciting and money-spinning jobs to trap job hunters to make contact. The positions as stated in the hoax email do not exist in reality and are just bait used to catch potential victims.
Those who fall for the ruse and contact the fraudsters will be first instructed to fill-up an-extremely bogus 'application form' which instructs them to give sensitive personal as well as financial information apparently to verify their identity for payroll reasons.
Shortly after submitting their 'application form', aspirants will receive another email confirming their selection. But, the fraudsters will then inform that the chosen applicants must pay upfront fees prior to their starting work. They may be informed that they require paying for visa, police clearance check, and legal fees or insurance. They may also be asked to pay for initial travelling and lodging with an assurance that these will be refunded to them soon after they are officially on the company's payroll.
Hence, as per experts' advice, if you receive such job emails of the abovementioned types simply delete them.
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