Email/Cyber related Fraud Alert and Policy
Please be advised that Guardian Navigation payment/bank details generally will not change. In the unlikely event that they were to change, Guardian Navigation would not notify of such change via email or other electronic method alone.
Further, Guardian Navigation will treat any request we receive to change payment/bank details as suspicious and such payment will be held until the new details are validated to our full satisfaction. We request that our clients advise of any change in their bank/payment details in writing and via two other points of verbal confirmation, otherwise payment cannot be made.
Email/cyber related payments fraud is a significant and swiftly expanding threat throughout the global shipping industry. Increasing in volume over recent years, attempts to change bank/payment instructions via fraudulent email “spoofs” to direct funds to criminals have inundated our industry. The above policy has been implemented for that reason.
We appreciate everyone’s vigilance regarding this matter.
Please note that Guardian Navigation does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. Guardian Navigation will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from any search agencies, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, headhunters and recruitment agencies (hereinafter ‘vendors’). Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to Guardian Navigation are deemed gratuitous. If any vendor (included but not limited to recruitment agency, headhunter, staffing agency) supplies any job candidate to Guardian Navigation without having signed an agreement with Guardian Navigation, Guardian Navigation is not obligated to pay any kind of referral fee to such vendor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from those approved vendors, recruitment agencies/headhunters who have written agreements in place with Guardian Navigation, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by Guardian Navigation for such specified position. Any resumes submitted in the absence of a signed agreement become the property of Guardian Navigation and no fee shall be due.