On the Internet
If you have been scrolling through our company website, you might have seen an incredibly irritating warning, popping up in the right-hand corner. The reason for this is very clear, however. Seafarers who still do not know us have experienced that they have been charged for sending us application forms and more. They have been advised to send money to a bank account. Except for one, we do not know how many have been cheated by this nasty trap. Seatrans would never charge anyone for sending applications or questions to us. So, for the time being, we must get this message across to potential colleagues and others wanting to get in touch with Seatrans.
The other trend is known as “crypto-crime”. The criminal’s plan is to gain access to your files and encrypt them. The “only way” to get them back, is to pay money to an account. This is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It is not an industry worth any support. Even if you pay, you have no guarantee of getting the key needed to unlock your files.
You may have received a pleasant email telling you about a package in the post to be delivered or a prosperous proposal. When your personal “guard” is down (you may be working with something on the computer or are distressed for other reasons) you click on the link in order to trace the package or something else you have been asked to check. If you see an email like this, make sure your mental “guard” is on high alarm: DO NOT OPEN THESE KINDS OF EMAILS or ATTACHMENTS.