Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has warned of an imposter pretending to be a subsidiary of the Japanese shipping major.
An outfit called Yusen Shipping is, according to NYK, claiming to be a 100% subsidiary of Yusen Logistics, and posts information on its homepage as if it is a real part of the group, and has approached NYK customers with false claims of its links to the shipping giant.
“As we have no relation with this company, please use great caution if you come upon the name of Yusen Shipping,” NYK stated in a release.
Fake companies claiming to be major shipping lines is a common scam these days. For instance, at the top of the homepage of the world’s ninth largest container carrier, Pacific International Lines (PIL), there is a warning of an impostor website claiming to be PIL.