Has Anyone every heard of www.salsacruises.com ???? They are a subsidiary of Carnival, I believe, because when you go on their website, all they show are Carnival ships, along with a travel agent corp who make arrangements for Carnival ships. Thanks for the info in advance.
They are not a subsidiary of Carnival - and I believe this is a scam. They stole the logo from a travel web site. I saw a post on a message board I have never seen before where someone claims they bought a ticket for the ship but it "sailed" before they got to it and they need a refund.
Thanks Paul. I did receive another email from this guy, who could not provide any information about his line, nor the ports of call, but he wanted to meet me anyway. His name was Andrew Wong and the email of this imaginary " Salsa Cruise Intl" is Salsacruise@myway.com. I really want to prevent anyone from going over there, without knowing the dangers of what is out there. I did some research about this and there is really no way to stop these guys, but stealing company logo's and web addresses is wrong on all counts. Be safe everyone.
The guy is definitely a sleazeball. Look out people, there may be people trying to scam you. It is like this in any industry that people want to break into, people will take advantage of you.
Always check out anything from a company you have never heard of - look for web sites, do a Google on them, never pay money or travel anywhere before you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Talk to them on the phone, get credentials, get contracts.
Everyone, please be careful, this Andrew Wong means business. He sent me this email about using my information on the internet, so watch who you apply to.
Dont get vexed! of what benefit is it with you to post all on the web..Scam started from the STATES and why not here..realy we got to survive on the long run..Citizens or not there is no difference..if you wanna know the location no problem im just at ur service..tell it to CNN .well I think you still have a nice look..if I see any of your wrong postings on the web about us other than the existing ones..watch out I will do with your Photo on web too..u will regret it too bad the story it will carry..SO BEWARE OF THE VIRUS!! - andrew wong
I want to warn everyone out there about this scam. This is a very sophisticated operation. The company claims to be Salsa Cruise Intl, based in Malaysia. No such company exists, and there is no ship called the Malay Pride.
Andrew Wong sent a woman a document that looked like a very official job offer (see below). It even has a seal and signature. It was a complete forgery. After she checked his credentials and found them to be fake, he had the gall to hit on her and ask for more pictures.
It is hard to say what he ultimately in mind for this person, but it is possible he would have enticed her to Malaysia and then foul play might have ensued. Fortunately, he was stupid enough to steal a logo from an existing web site whom we contacted. Of course they had never heard of him. But this person appears to using this fictitious cruise line to run scams on many people. He went to a lot of trouble to create letterhead and a stamp.
We found posts on the internet from people who had purchased tickets on this ship, only to be led to believe they had missed it when they arrived at the port.
i am ridwan hamid age 30 year. this certifikat Standar IMO Model Course amandemen 1995.
Name RIDWAN HAMID
Place, Date of Birth JAYAPURA, 1 April 1975
Nr. Serial Number Certificate Number Type of Certificate Place issued Date issued
1 M.930251 DL.251/II/C/2693/I/DII-98 AMK A 19 Januari 1998
2 6200030791080402 MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD SHIP MAKASSAR 4 Desember 2002
3 CP 0290986 6200030791040603 PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
4 CP 0290987 6200030791090603 TANKER FAMILIARIZATION MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
5 CP 0290988 6200030791060603 ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
6 CP 0290989 6200030791070603 MEDICAL FIRST AID MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
7 CC 015755 6200030791T30405 ATT III JAKARTA 13 April 2005
8 CP 0431133 6200030791010405 BASIC SAFETY TRAINING MAKASSAR 18 April 2005