It has been brought to our attention that the Subsea7 name has been illegally misused by third parties to try to commit fraudulent activities, in particular on the internet or via email. The main target of these fraud schemes is to make people pay money or to obtain personal and financial information from the contacted persons (so-called “phishing”) for later illegal actions.
It is very important to Subsea7 that its trademarks are protected and that its name, logo and brand are not misused for fraudulent activities. Subsea7 does its utmost to ensure that any such activities are shut down.
Do not be the victim of a scam. If the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you think you might be the victim of a scam, we recommend:
- cross-checking the background of person contacting you;
- critically checking the website to see if it looks professional with adequate contact information, etc.;
- trying other contact opportunities, such as, another telephone number, other e-mail addresses etc;
- looking for spelling and grammatical errors in the email or website.
If you still have any doubt as to whether you are facing a scam, we recommend that you immediately discontinue all communications with the source, contact us and report them to your local police.
Recent Fraud Examples:
- Employment Scam. Fraudsters set up fake websites and/or send out unsolicited fake recruitment forms offering fictitious job opportunities using Subsea7’s name and brand in order to obtain personal data. Subsea7 does not send out unsolicited recruitment forms and never asks job applicants to pay the costs of an application, such as postage, handling fees, etc.
- Employee Impersonation. Fraudsters impersonate an employee of Subsea7 and approached a company (for example, a law firm) seeking to engage them in a non-existent commercial deal. These companies are contacted via a fake “look-alike” email address (for example, ending in @subsea7ltd or @subsea7uk). A genuine Subsea7 email address will always end in @subsea7.com and our only genuine website is www.subsea7.com.
If you have any doubts, please forward any emails or documents to us via [email protected].
We thank you for your cooperation in trying to root out this criminal activity.