Advisory: Email Recruitment Scam

18 October 2013


Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd (SPO) has been alerted to a scam which involves fraudulent emails, purportedly from the Human Resources Department of various Swire Pacific Offshore entities, such as “Swire Pacific Offshore (North Sea) Ltd” and “Swire Pacific Offshore Ltd”. An official report has been lodged with the police in relation to this scam.

The current scam alleges that the recipient has been shortlisted or accepted for various job opportunities in Swire Pacific Offshore and requests recipients to submit their resumes and CVs, to complete and submit various assessment forms and to send a fee for visa processing. These fraudulent emails have been sent from accounts such as and Please refer to Appendix A for the extract of the fraudulent email.

These emails and the email domain they are using are fake and are not associated with SPO in any way. Recipients are advised not to respond to such emails or to click on any hyperlinks embedded in such emails.

Should anyone receive a suspicious email or message purportedly from the Human   Resources or recruitment department of SPO, please contact us at to verify the authenticity of the email/message.  For those who are interested to find out more about seagoing employment opportunities with SPO, please visit SPO’s official recruitment site at

For queries, please contact the following:
Recruitment queries                                                 Media queries
Patricia Tan                                                               Dorothy Ng
Administrative Officer                                              Manager, Corporate Communications
Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM)                     Swire Pacific Offshore
DID: (+65) 63093711                                                    DID: (+65) 6505 3228
Email:                              Email:

Appendix A: Sample of the fraudulent email

Swire Pacific Offshore Ltd
Salvesen Tower
Suites 8 & 9 Level 4
Blaikies Quay
Aberdeen, AB11 5PW
Scotland, United Kingdom.

6th October, 2013

Attention: XXX

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) is a trusted name in the offshore marine industry. Established since 1975, we are a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a global presence. The Swire Pacific Offshore (North Sea) Ltd seeks to provide the highest standards of service to its customers and, to achieve this, the company fully wishes your services as a MASTER hence your experience and qualification was found satisfactory by our Human Resources Department to occupy this position.

Your details were forwarded to our Human Resources Department by the Company employee consultant. On indication of interest do forward your updated Resume/C V to our human resources department at
Job Details and Compensations.

Effective management of vessel crew. Maintaining proper watches. Maintaining vessel logs for company and customer. Maneuvering vessel in port and at various docks and at various offshore facilities. General navigation of vessel and overseeing enforcement of and adherence to all company policies and procedures on board as described under Swire Pacific Offshore Safety Management System (SMS) manual.
Job will last for 24 months with 12 months renewable option.
Salary range will be between £9,700 to £12,700 per month + other allowances.
Job location is in the United Kingdom.
We are open for accepting Resumes/C Vs. till the 31st of October, 2013.

Mr. Phillip Owen
Human Resources Department.