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Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 24, 2014 @ 10:55 pmReport this post as inappropriate#1
by martinjenkins martinjenkins is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hey, musicianspage members beware of someone who has written in the forum pages about starting a new cruise line named Peak.
After I made contact, they were quick to "offer" my trio a position at above normal rates of pay and for a TWO, yes TWO year contract with three months on and two months off. Made me remember the song......Heaven is a place on Earth!
Below is a copy of the last mail I received. BEWARE!!!!!!
To: Martin Alexander Jenkins (LEADER OF JAZZ TRIO),
We appreciate your interest in working with us and we have open an employee file with reference number PRE16 in your name (representing your band). After going through your CV, we acknowledge the fact, that your band will be able to handle the position of a CRUISE JAZZ ENTERTAINERS in our Cruise Ship with salary amount of £3,500 Great British Pounds per month each. The cruise destination is the Caribbean and port of departure is in London, England.
Before you can work and sail to the Caribbean in our Cruise Ship, your band must acquire a Life Insurance Certificate, SOLAS (Safety of life at sea) Certificate and Caribbean Sailing Permit from our certified travel agency in United Kingdom (This is because of the previous experience we have encountered, where we processed these documents for some employees who failed to work for us). We are only responsible for your band Flight Ticket to London after you have processed your Life Insurance Certificate, SOLAS (Safety of life at sea) Certificate and Caribbean Sailing Permit documents through Jimdo Travel Agency.
Attach to this email is your employment letter. Do scan and send a sign copy of your band employment letter to Mrs. Joy Gregory for the procedures of acquiring these sailing documents.
You are to send an application fee of 950 GBP (Which is refundable) for your band one week intense training, Life Insurance Certificate, SOLAS (Safety of life at sea) Certificate and Caribbean Sailing Permit documents to Jimdo Travel Agency when required before the processing of your documents will commence.
CONTACT DETAILS OF JIMDO TRAVEL AGENCY ARE UNDER-LISTED:
MRS. JOY GREGORY
PHONE NUMBER: +447509754964
WEBSITE: http://vfptravel.jimdo.com
NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT PROCESSING THE LIFE INSURANCE, SOLAS (SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA) CERTIFICATE AND CARIBBEAN SAILING PERMIT DOCUMENTS WITH JIMDO FOR YOUR BAND THEN THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO SIGN THE EMPLOYMENT LETTER OR CONTACT JIMDO TRAVEL AGENCY. WE ONLY REQUIRE SERIOUS APPLICANTS.
You should contact the Agency and instruct them to start processing your band documents so that by FEBRUARY your sailing documents will be completed and also you meet up with your 1 week training. If you are unable to present your sailing documents 1 Week to your resumption date (27th OF FEBRUARY 2014) your employment offer will be terminated.
3. Benefits
(i) Our company will provide free accommodation, flight ticket to London, feeding and clothing.
(ii) Contract Period: 2 Years contract and it can be extended or terminated only if you wish to.
(iii) Our company on board and Vacation Schedule: 4 months on board and 2 Months Vacation Interval for you to visit your love ones and family back home.
(iv) Weekly allowance of 200GBP.
DETAILS OF OUR VESSEL
SHIP PARTICULARS
Tonnage 10,000 tons
Length 439 feet
Breadth 63 feet
Cruise Speed 18 Knots
Air Condition Throughout
Passenger Decks 8
Guest Capacity 208
Swimming Pools 1
Whirlpools 2
Lounges 2
Restaurants 1
Pool Bars 1
Elevators 4
Also
Casino, Sauna, Gymnasium, Medical Facilities, Beauty Salon, Laundry
Service, 24 Hour Room Service and Dry Cleaning, Business Centre, Shop and Boutique
Water sports: 10.7m Custom Oeino tender, 6.4m Castoldi jet tender,
6.1m Ski Nautique tender, 3 x Yamaha jet skis, 2 x Yamaha wave runners, assorted inflatable & tows
Communications& entertainment State-of-the-art satcom &
Cellular communications facilities, Wi-Fi internet access, Fleet 77, State-of-the-art audio-visual systems
Special Features Zero speed stabilizers, Helipad, Gymnasium,
Swimming pool, party deck with disco, helicopter, 2 x Jacuzzi
summer cruising............ West Mediterranean
Regards,
Mr. Ali Abbaz
Human Resource Officer
Peak Cruise U.K


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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 27, 2014 @ 6:48 pmReport this post as inappropriate#2
by Chad Philipps Chad Philipps is currently offline. Click to send a message.  *ADMINISTRATOR*
Hi Martin,

We really appreciate you bringing this to our attention - Yes, we have taken care of this "company" on multiple occasions and have deleted all data from our site. But it's great when users like yourself bring this to our attention - This helps make the site safer for honest users trying to find a job. Please do not hesitate to email me at support@musicianspage.com if you suspect any other suspicious activity on this website. We will take care of it ASAP.

Best,


Chad

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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 28, 2014 @ 12:21 amReport this post as inappropriate#3
by pianistgreg pianistgreg is currently offline. Click to send a message.
On January 27, 2014 Chad Philipps wrote:
Hi Martin,

We really appreciate you bringing this to our attention - Yes, we have taken care of this "company" on multiple occasions and have deleted all data from our site. But it's great when users like yourself bring this to our attention - This helps make the site safer for honest users trying to find a job. Please do not hesitate to email me at support@musicianspage.com if you suspect any other suspicious activity on this website. We will take care of it ASAP.

Best,


Chad

Musicians Page


Thanks for the heads up. As a person who has worked on cruise lines like Cunard and Royal Caribbean usually u take the safety classes onboard the ship and it's always free of charge.

Last year they had a similar cruise ship scam called the "Black Sea Cruise Hotel." With a little research I found that they didn't exist. Yet they wanted upfront money for the so called processing.

You would think preying on musicians that are typically poor wouldn't be all that profitable.

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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 28, 2014 @ 4:44 amReport this post as inappropriate#4
by pecojump pecojump is currently offline. Click to send a message.
thanks guys


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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 28, 2014 @ 3:12 pmReport this post as inappropriate#5
by Shondell Mims Shondell Mims is currently offline. Click to send a message.

I got lots of emails from Peak! I'm still getting phone calls from them.
Second scam this year from this website.

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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 28, 2014 @ 7:48 pmReport this post as inappropriate#6
by Chad Philipps Chad Philipps is currently offline. Click to send a message.  *ADMINISTRATOR*
Are you still receiving these emails or messages from them?


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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on January 29, 2014 @ 10:41 amReport this post as inappropriate#7
by Juraj Karminski Juraj Karminski is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hi,

I sent the application l.And it is very suspicion.

juraj

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Re: Beware! Another ........... Scam on March 14, 2014 @ 1:14 pmReport this post as inappropriate#8
by Volts Five Volts Five is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Thanks to this. We really should look out with this kind of business.
God bless!

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Smith Agency ........... Scam on March 14, 2014 @ 3:28 pmReport this post as inappropriate#9
by pianistgreg pianistgreg is currently offline. Click to send a message.

There is yet another scam here by a supposed Julia Smith aka Smith Booking Agency. They're seeking a singing pianist (which is what I do) for hotel and cruise ship work. Not long after you've applied you are contacted by another Smith for help in depositing $10 million dollars into your account, for a fee of course. And I'm sure you'll never see the $10 million dollars either.

I've gotten these scam offers before in my regular email but never through Musicians Page.

I don't know why they would target us musicians, were not rich. Unless you're playing with Paul McCartney or Bon Jovi.

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