Seafarers once again became victims of fraudulent crewing agency

In Nakhodka the  frauds have raised  their activities in the  way of charging of  seafarer employment  fees. Therefore six seafarers became their  victims.

According  to the  Public Relations Office of the Russian  MIA Transport Administration in Far Eastern Federal District as quoted korabel.ru,  the  seafarers  filed their complaints  into the local line division of  the  transport police. The  affected persons told  that  they  had addressed in one of the local firms offering the  crew employment  services and  then transferred large amounts to a banking  account  of  its director-general. However none of them was hired. 

In preliminary investigation the investigators  of the  Nakhodka Line Transport Division of the  Russian Ministry of  Internal Affairs found  that  a resident  of  Primorsky Krai, who was registered as a legal entity, had been offering the  employment services  for seafarers  for RUB25,000 to RUB100,000 as a reward. The  employment  procedure  was hold without  service agreement signing. The  victims  gave  to fraudulent agency around RUB250,000 in total.

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