Well, apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so highly of the Below Deck OG. Some scammers decided to pretend to be Captain Lee in an effort to lure people into paying to apply for cruise ship jobs. I’m very green when it comes to the yachting industry (other than watching this show, obviously), but since when do you have to pay money to apply for a job opportunity? That doesn’t make any sense to me. However, plenty of people fell for the scam and forked over money for a chance to work with Captain Lee.
Page Six reported that these scammers pretended that Captain Lee was a recruiter for the Princess cruise line. They created a fake passport using a photo from a Bravo promotional photo in an effort to confirm that it was really Captain Lee recruiting people for these job opportunities. They charged an application fee of 15,000 Indian rupees, which is about $200 in the United States.
These same scammers have been pulling the same stunt, advertising other faux job opportunities on Facebook.
This was the message that those fools attributed to Captain Lee: “I want you to know I am a God fearing man and we treat [our] workers like our own family and also increase there [sic] salary after one month of work.” Again, why would anyone pay to apply for a job?
The ad promised a $7K monthly salary as well.
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Apparently, Captain Lee found out about this scam because some of the hopeful employees emailed his real website asking about the legitimacy of the job listing.
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