Carnival sales chief issues fraud warning to industry

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Carnival sales chief issues fraud warning to industry

Carnival Cruise Line’s sales chief hopes to raise awareness about a travel industry fraudster after a man started applying for jobs using his identity.

Luke Smith was shocked to learn this week that a man calling himself “Hugh Harben” was applying for roles using details lifted from his LinkedIn profile.

Smith was alerted to the situation by Stewart Travel’s director of cruise and people development’s Leigh Collis after Harben applied for a job at the Scottish travel group.

Harben’s CV mirrored Smith’s apart from his current role at Carnival Cruise Line – head of international sales – and Harben’s contact details.

After reading the fake CV, Smith decided to call Harben on Wednesday.

Smith said: “I called him up and told him that he was not going to get away with it. I hope that my call has put the fear of God into him and he will stop.

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