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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.uk

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

Fake company offering non-existent jobs Global Engineering Maritime Services (www.globalengmaritimeservices.com). Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact a fake travel agency and charge seafarers for fake visas etc

  • Cally Travels Agency (www.callytravelsagency.com)

Email addresses being used include:

  • info@globalengmaritimeservices.com
  • hr@globalengmaritimeservices.com
  • info@callytravelsagency.com
  • callytravelsworkpermit@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 offering non-existent jobs Antal Shipping Limited UK (www.antalshippinglimited.com)

Email addresses being used are:

  • info@antalshippinglimited.com
  • contact@antalshippinglimited.com
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Also see Visa Embassy UK as this is the fake visa company that is used to coerce seafarers to pay for non-existent visas.

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

The scam typically is that an offer of a job is received and then you are asked to contact the UK Immigration office to apply for a national Insurance number, at which point you are asked to pay money. If you receive any offer or request for payment from these email addresses please do not engage with them.  Email addresses being used are:

  • recruitment@norseships.com (notice the additional s after ship)
  • visa-department@immigrationsbureau-uk.com

The legitimate company web address is www.norseship.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 offering non-existent jobs Edison Oil and Gas Limited (www.edisonoilgas.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact fake immigration company Atlas Immigration Solicitors for fake immigration documentation etc.

Email addresses being used are:

  • hire.edisonoilgas@gmail.com
  • hr@edisonoilgas.com
  • info@edisonoilgas.com
  • atlassolicitors@diplomats.com
  • atlasssolicitors@yandex.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 company offering non-existent jobs Ademaco Petroleum and Marine Services UAE (www.ademacopetrolumandmarine.com) and (www.ademacopetroleumandmarine.com), and  E-Beta Immigration L.L.C (www.e-betaimmigrationea.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact fake visa/immigration company E-Beta Immigration and charge seafarers for fake visas, documentation etc.

Email addresses being used are:

  • hr@ademacopetrolumandmarine.com
  • services@e-betaimmigrationea.com
  • services.ebetaimmigrationae@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 (www.ukimmigrationconsultantsltd.com) being used to offer fake visas.

Emails being used are:

  • info@ukimmigrationconsultantsltd.com

See also Falcon Shipping Limited

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