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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

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

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
  • procurement@transwayimmigrationservices.com
  • transwayimmigrationconsultants@gmail.com

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

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 Shaka Marine & Offshore Services LLC (www.asmosae.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact a fake visa/immigration company Crew Line Travel & Tourism LLC (www.crewlinetravels.com) and charge the seafarer for visas etc.  The website for Fountain Migrations is a copy of another company website

Email addresses being used include:

  • info@crewlinetravels.com
  • info@asmosae.com

Fake website at www.gulfexpressmigrations.com offering to assist with procurement of travel documents and using the following email address info@gulfexpressmigrations.com

A scam offering jobs with Celebrity Cruises.  Typically the scammers will offer non-existent jobs and direct you to the International Maritime Labor Union, which is a fake company to apply for visa, UK national insurance number etc.

The emails being used are:

  • uk-immiservices@diplomats.com
  • union.maritime@representative.com
  • celebritycareer@mail.uk

T​​​​he contact details used are:

Clare Dobson - HR Manager
David Wolfe - Immigration Officer

Fake website offering non-existent jobs through Zafarnet Oil and Gas Services (www.zafarnetoilandgasservices.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact a fake visa/immigration company Comfort Zone Travels (www.comfortzonetravels.com) and charge the seafarer for visas etc.  The website for Comfort Zone Travels is a copy of another website Tahar Travels and Tourism (www.tahartravelsandtourism.com), which we believe is a fake website too.

Email addresses being used include:

  • info@zafarnetoilandgasseervices.com
  • career@zafarnetoilandgasservices.com
  • visa@comfortzonetravels.com
  • info@comfortzonetravels.com

Fake jobs and visa processing being offered through email addresses that look like the real thing.  Email addresses being used are:

  • hod@360discovery.cruises
  • visa-immigration-support@govt-nz.immo

These email addresses are NOT connected to the real 360 Discovery Cruises company or the New Zealand visa processing authority.  The legitimate website for 360 Discovery Cruises can be found at https://360-discovery.cruises 

Fake company offering non-existent jobs Gulfruss Offshore & Marine Services (www.gulfrussoffshore.com).  Part of the process is to direct the seafarer to contact a fake visa/immigration company Fountain Migrations (www.fountainmigrations.com) and charge the seafarer for visas etc.  The website for Fountain Migrations is a copy of another company website

Email addresses being used include:

  • info@fountainmigrations.com
  • hr.gulfrussservices@gmail.com

An unregistered agent who uses Facebook to advertise jobs, but who is NOT connected to the ITF

ONLY use registered RPSL agents in India

An unregistered agent who uses Facebook to advertise jobs with non-existent ITF companies

ONLY use registered RPSL agents in India