Beryl Cruise Maldives PVT Ltd Travel Manager-Assistant Manager Job Scam
Beware jobseekers of yet another fake travel agency job offer claiming to be coming from a representative of Beryl Cruise Maldives PVT Ltd! A reader alerted us to this scam after receiving an offer from someone named Marie Desjardins, initially using the email address: email@example.com and then following up using the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice the latter email address is being sent from the domain beryl-cruise.com. Beryl-cruise.com was just registered anonymously on December 15, 2016 for 1 year and it redirects to the LEGITIMATE companies website (that has been online since 2014) at www.berylcruise.com, which is a common tactic used by scammers to trick potential victims. Beryl-cruise.com is primarily used for email only in order to send out their fake job offers and is not owned by or is in NO way associated with the legitimate business Beryl Cruise Pvt Ltd registered and operating in Male’ Republic of Maldives and at www.berylcruise.com. The image above is the also the legitimate companies logo in which the scammers has also stolen and is using in their fake documents.
Another domain berylcruise.net was also just registered on 12/15/16 to someone named Joshua Koenigseker but has since been “repossessed” by the domain provider/seller. This may be (or was) intended to be a backup site for beryl-cruise.com or vise versa.
The Job Offer Emails
Below is copies of 2 emails our reader received from Marie Desjardins:
From: Marie Desjardins” <email@example.com>6
This information is the approved answer of Marie-Claire Desjardins, the representative from the Beryl Cruise Maldives PL tour company, forwarded as a response to your position search. Now our firm is ready to propose a position of Travel Manager. The organization’s main demands for a future employee are very easy, but your individual wishes or remarks are also taken into account, do not forget to specify all of them in your message. If you find our offer appealing and are interested in getting further information pertaining to this employment opportunity, please answer to the email of mine and I’ll send you all information again.
Ms. Marie Claire Desjardins
From: “Marie Desjardins” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have attached the necessary documents for this position. Please read the attached files carefully. May I also ask, did you receive my previous messages? I just wanted to make sure
that you get my messages without a technical problems. If that messages doesn’t arrive in your inbox, then please, check your spam or bulk folders. Also, you should fill out the the
Agreement and Application for Employment and send them back to me through email or to my fax: 430-808-7001.
The third file is for your reference to get thorough information about us, our proposition and the application procedure. Please, reply immediately.
FYI..The legitimate company’s registered contact information is tel: (960)3344835 / (960)7535338 fax: (960)3344835 and email: email@example.com and also Hotline: +9609907706 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and their address is 2nd Floor, M. Dhekuni Thila Sabudheli Magu Male’
Republic of Maldives.
However the scammers are telling potential employees in the job information packet that :
The process of getting and handling payments from our clients (in the form of checks) is as follows:
1. Our customers (wealthy individuals and businesses – and it is most convenient to them to just write out a check) make payments via bank checks by means of mailing these to our local personnel’s (Assistant Managers) home or PO Box addresses;
2. We inform a relevant Assistant of any such a transaction well in advance by emailing him/her a concise form containing required information;
3. After mentioned Assistant Manager receives the payment from our customer, he/she exchanges it for cash either at once or deposits it to clear through his/her personal bank account (this procedure usually takes up to 48 hours);
4. Next step is that the Assistant Manager transfers a specified (90-95%) part of the received amount to our company’s receiving manager based off in one of our branches in Europe (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Georgia, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Latvia or Lithuania) via MoneyGram, Western Union, P2P agents, etc. (required funds transfer method is to be specified by us each time; transaction fee is paid from the amount received), the rest of the sum – up to 5-10% of the amount is the Assistant’s guaranteed remuneration each time. More on available Remuneration Types (A, B and C) is in your first assignment synopsis.
5. The Assistant emails us the transfer details (a standard form transaction complete report);
6. A Receiving Manager (a representative in a specified country, a branch manager) receives the money. We confirm completion of the assignment processing and schedule a new one
Beryl Cruise ONLY operates and schedules cruises and vacations in the Republic of Maldives! There are NO branches in Europe (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Georgia, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Latvia or Lithuania)!!! This is CLEARLY another fake check/money mule employment scam! Don’t be fooled!
How much will I be paid as an Assistant Manager?
You are going to be paid fixed salary every 30 days starting the date of your employment. Base (fixed) monthly guaranteed pay amounts to 3,000.00 U.S. dollars (this is fixed and we pay it irrespective of your work load). Besides, you are also entitled to 5-10 % remuneration of each payment amount processed by you.
Most likely you are going to be processing no less than 4-8 payments each in the amount of $3,000-$3,500 monthly. This means that your total monthly remuneration for payment processing will be high enough (no less than standard $3,000 fixed + $1,000 during the first 30 days of employment = NO LESS than $4,000). We already have many clients and thus can ensure stable work flow for you from the very start. Besides, we are constantly working at increasing our customer base. This means, that though this is a part-time opportunity at this time, it could become very profitable to you – your total earnings could potentially grow up to $5,000 and even more.
We are looking to hire responsible and reliable employees and thus are ready to offer good competitive pay. So, take your chance!
Too good to be true salary! Another common tactic of scammers to get victims to take the bait!
How much time will I have to work each day?
It’s a part time position, and you’ll have pretty much free time each day. In fact, it is going to take only 1-2 hours a day (7-12 hours a week during first month of our cooperation and no more than 20 hours weekly starting month 2).
14. What about my training? Will I have to pay anything for my training? How will I be paid during the time?
You are not going to pay anything to work for us and, specifically, you will not be asked any money for the training we provide. We’ll guide and train you online and absolutely free of charge. Training period (1 month) is paid for in full.
You’ll be regularly paid AT LEAST 3,000 US dollars every 30 days after the start date as an Assistant Manager with us.
REALLY?? $3000 a month working 7-12 hours a WEEK? And NO more than 20 hrs after that? People.. don’t fall for this garbage! You will NOT see a dime..in fact YOU will end up owing your bank THOUSANDS of dollars and these scammers will be long gone with all of your money!
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam like this, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
If you provided your personal information like your social security# birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
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