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Recruitment fraud

Statkraft is experiencing that both individuals and organisations are targeting our company and you, our prospective employees, with recruitment fraud.

Please note that neither Statkraft nor any of the organisations that recruit on our behalf will ever ask for any payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. All individuals who are offered employment with Statkraft are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.

During our recruitment process you will always meet in person with a Statkraft representative for an interview before any formal offer is made.

Also note that if you were to receive any emails from someone claiming to be a Statkraft employee, the address would always end with or relevant country domain.

LinkedIn is an important global professional network and a prioritised channel for future recruitment. We strongly recommend that you only connect with people that you trust.

Warning signs that may indicate fraud

There are a number of things you need to watch out for. Fraudulent recruitment activities often include the following:

  • Requiring money from applicants (e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses)
  • Offering unrealistic compensation and benefits packages
  • Requesting personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of the process
  • Sending emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or
  • Hiding the caller ID during phone conversations 
  • Insisting on urgency
  • Issuing offers of employment in international locations on non-local conditions
  • Using poorly formatted documentation

If you suspect a recruitment fraud, what should you do?

We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar.

If you ever have doubts regarding the legitimacy of an email, letter, website or any other information relating to Statkraft, please email your concern or question to Include contact information so that we may communicate with you directly if necessary and follow this procedure to avoid that any important information is lost:

  • Attach the original message – generate a new message and send the original message as an attachment.
  • Please inform us where you originally registered your resumé or application. In addition and for your own safety, you should address the issue directly with the company where you registered your resumé as they may need to take action as well.
  • Preserve the original message – please do not change the original subject line of the email you received or edit the message content in any way. Save the original message for 30 days to assist further investigation should it be required.

If you have been tricked to send money to an organisation or person or sent passport or other sensitive information to unauthorised sources, we advise you to contact your local police office. 

If you suspect a fraudulent job is posted on LinkedIn, please report it to LinkedIn’s enterprise service team directly at

We thank you in advance for taking the time to inform us. It is much appreciated.

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