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Scam alerts

Scam alerts

Job scams are on the increase. The people behind the scams pose as recruitment agents or HR managers and are using more and more sophisticated ways to make the jobs they advertise look real.  They use email addresses and fake websites that look and feel like the real thing and, increasingly, using direct contact methods like WhatsApp, Viber and Linkedin.

The ITF receives hundreds of reports of scams each year and of seafarers who have fallen victim to a scam.

The Scams Alert page provides a way to check for scams, fake companies and websites

If you identify a scam, a fake email address being used in a scam, a fake website or you simply want our advice please contact us via email at jobscam@itf.org

We will treat all emails with complete confidentiality and will NOT pass on your name or details to anyone

Fake company offering fake jobs.  Applicants receive a job offer and are then directed to AL NOOR TRAVELS - U.A.E to pay for non-existent visas and residence permits.  their fake website can be found at www.alnoortravelsae.com

Email addresses being used in the scam are:

  • workpermit@alnoortravelsuae.com
  • workpermit_alnoortravelsuae@outlook.com

If you are unsure about a job offer or payments you are being asked to make to secure a job, visa etc, please email us at jobscam@itf.org.uk

Fake website at www.neptuneenergytrading.com that is part of a scam offering fake jobs.  Applicants are then directed to AL ABDULLAZIZ TRAVELS (UAE) to obtain fake visas and work permits.

Email addresses being used are:

  • info@neptuneenergytrading.com
  • workpermitalabdultravelsuae@outlook.com

Abdullaziz Muhammad Tahir Abbas is named the Chief Processing Officer at Al Abdullaziz Travels (UAE)

Fake company Galway Marine (www.galwaymarine.com) through which fake jobs are being presented.  The email addresses being used are:

  • gm@galwaymarine.com
  • captbkk@galwaymarine.com

If you are unsure about a job offer or payments you are being asked to make to secure a job, visa etc, please email us at jobscam@itf.org.uk

Fake jobs being offered with this company using the email addresses of:

  • hr@terramoollars.com
  • hroffice82091@gmail.com

The website at www.terramoolars.com is fake

Once an offer is made they direct you to a migration agent called HORSE SPEED TRAVEL AGENCY (www.horsespeedtravel.com) who charge money for fake visa and documentation processing.

If you are unsure about a job offer or payments you are being asked to make to secure a job, visa etc, please email us at jobscam@itf.org.uk

Fake jobs are being offered through email an address that look like the real thing.  Email addresses being used are:

  • info@rolcruisecareer.co.uk

These email addresses are NOT connected to the real ROL Cruise company.  The legitimate website for ROL Cruise can be found at www.rolcruise.co.uk

Fake company offering non-existent jobs Global East Marine Services (www.globaleastmarineservices.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact a fake visa/immigration company Transway Immigration Consultants Services UAE (www.transwayimmigrationservices.com) and charge the seafarer for visas etc.  The website for Transway Immigration Consultants Services UAE is a copy of another company website

Email addresses being used include:

  • info@globaleastmarineservices.com
  • recruitment@globaleastmarineservices.com
  • hr.globaleastmarineservices@gmail.com
  • resume.globaleastmarineservices@gmail.com
  • procurement@transwayimmigrationservices.com
  • transwayimmigrationconsultants@gmail.com

Names listed on the documentation sent out include Jorge Vega, Omar Farid Hassan and Ibrahim Abdulla

If you are unsure about a job offer or payments you are being asked to make to secure a job, visa etc, please email us at jobscam@itf.org.uk