WE DO NOT CHECK OR VET ANY USERS OF THIS SITE.
Please remember that you are taking all responsibility for your own safety.
When dealing with people you meet through CrewFile.com or any other online agency, please be VERY careful.
DO NOT send any money up-front for "processing fees".
DO NOT send copies of your passport.
Always do some background searching on the internet.
Familiarise yourself with the concept of Advance Fee Fraud
For more information on job scams there is information here Met Police Internet Fraud
When applying for a job opportunity be suspicious of email addresses supposedly from reputable companies which may start with real company names, but end with "free" hosted accounts for example "live.com", "yahoo.com" or "hotmail.com".
Be ware of users identifying themselves as Captain XYZ from ABC Yacht Club in the UK
Also be aware of recommended "Travel Agents" as these are invariably involved in the scam in some way. Poor English is of course by no means a differentiator, but certainly if the alleged Captain or employer is portraying themselves as English-speaking, then broken-English emails are a cause for suspicion.
The following scams have recently been brought to our attention:
An email from Captain Johnson Smith with a job offer to work as steward for Bridlington Yacht Club. See this page for more information: DockWalk.com
Postings relating to PRINCESS MARIANA with references to a "Travel Consultant" or "Travel Agent" who can help arrange paperwork. A vacuous scam which appears to be replicated more than once. Email addresses are all live.com. The scam usually attempts to get a "processing fee" for paperwork.
Royal Yacht Club, Diana Cruise Line, Thames Yacht Club and various other UK real or fictitious yacht clubs offering jobs. Invariably these are either genuine clubs with links to their websites, but fictitious email addresses, or links to similar sites. If replying to a posting like this, do an internet search for the yacht club, and make contact through their official website. Be VERY wary when replying to these adverts.
Hurlingham Yacht Club do not use this site to advertise for crew positions. Assume any posting allegedly from them is a scam.
Mitch Bridge is a scam.
Carnival Cruise Lines and Swan Hellenic do not use CrewFile to advertise for vacancies. Please refer directly to their websites for job vacancies. http://www.swanhellenic.com/ and http://www.carnival.com/