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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

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:

  • hr@awshipmanagesment.com
  • visa-department@immigrationsbureau-uk.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

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@swireshippings.com
  • visa-department@immigrationsbureau-uk.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 Al Najib Oil and Construction Group Abu-Dhabi (www.alrollabkabudhab.com.com). Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact fake visa/immigration companies and charge seafarers for fake visas.

  • Pace-Fly Immigrations Services (www.paceflyimmservices.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.paceflyimmservices.com that is part of a scam with a fake company called Al Najib Oil and Construction Group Abu-Dhabi where applicants for non-existent jobs are directed to Pace-Fly Immigration Services who charge huge sums of money for visa 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 website www.goldentoursllc.com that is part of a scam with a fake company called Al Najib Oil and Construction Group Abu-Dhabi where applicants for non-existent jobs are directed to Golden Tours LLC who charge huge sums of money for visa 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

This company is not to be confused with the legitimate companies SIEM SHIPPING and SIEM SHIPOWNING

SIEM SHIPOWNING INC is a fake company using the email address of hr@siemshipownings.com

The scam typically is that an offer of a job is received and then you are asked to contact a visa agency to apply for a visa, 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 address being used is visa-department@immigrationbureau-uk.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