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Equinor is currently experiencing that both individuals and organisations are targeting our company and you, our prospective employees, by attempting to commit recruitment fraud.

Important facts about our procedures
Please note that neither Equinor 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 Equinor, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.

Equinor only accepts resumés uploaded on our recruitment portal at, not via email.

Also, please note that if you were to receive any emails from us, the address would always end with If this is not the case, please treat the contact as fraudulent and forward the details to us via the email address below.

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

Warning signs that may indicate fraud
There are a number of things you need to watch out for. Fraudulent recruitment activities often includes the following:

  • Requiring money from applicants (e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses)
  • 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 scam – 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 receive such proposals, we advise you to contact your local police authorities and provide them with all information you may have from the senders (email addresses, phone/fax details, etc.).

If you ever have doubts regarding the legitimacy of an email, letter or web site - or any other information relating to Equinor, please send your concern or question through our contact form. Include contact information so that we may communicate with you directly if necessary. 

When contacting us, please 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 registered your resume or application originally. Also, for your own safety, address the issue directly with the company where your resume is registered 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 suspect a fraudulent job is posted on LinkedIn, please report it to LinkedIn’s enterprise service team directly at