Yearly Archives: 2016

Alert – Fake employment emails Carisbrooke Shipping

Alert notice: Fake employment offers via email purporting to be from Carisbrooke Shipping There has been an increase in phishing emails aimed at seafarers. The purpose of these emails to is both gain information & the trust of the seafarer and scam them into thinking they have been offered a lucrative position with Carisbrooke Shipping. At some point during the process…
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Tip of the month November 2016 – Staying Safe on Social Network Sites

Do you use Facebook or LinkedIn? Lear how to protect yourself. What are social network sites? A social networking website is an online platform that allows users to create a public profile and interact with other users on the website. Some well-known social network sites are Facebook, Instagram, twitter, LinkedIn etc. Some of the features…
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Alert : Fake employment emails Williams Shipping

Alert notice: Fake employment offers via email purporting to be from Williams Shipping There has been an increase in phishing emails aimed at seafarers. The purpose of these emails to is both gain information & the trust of the seafarer and scam them into thinking they have been offered a lucrative position with Williams Shipping. At some point during the…
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Scam warning for unemployed seafarers

Recently, one of my former students almost became a victim of a scam targeting seafarers with offers of employment at ridiculously high wages and with generous benefits. Even in good times, 4.580 GBP per month for a third officer position with 3.500 GBP travel allowance would be incredibly tempting. So, with severe wage pressure now…
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Alert : Fake employment emails Vroon

May 2017 Update: They are also now sending using the email address vroon.nl@gmail.com or uk.vrooncrews@comcast.net Alert notice: Fake employment offers via email purporting to be from Vroon There has been an increase in phishing emails aimed at seafarers. The purpose of these emails to is both gain information & the trust of the seafarer and scam them into thinking they have been…
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I have Antivirus

In the second part of the series on thoughts, we will look at another answer widely given "I have antivirus" How Antivirus works Viruses have been around since the dawn of technology. Their goal in life to infect machines, corrupt data and infect many more machines. Much like flu, if you have 20 people in…
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