Northern Health warns about scams, fraud in Northern BC

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Northern Health is addressing reports of an impersonator going door-to-door for surveys recruitment services, in which the person responsible pretends to be an employee for Northern Health.

“At this time our program areas are not conducting door to door surveys, and do not normally undertake this type of work,” a press release from Northern Health reads. “Our outreach usually happens at community events. If a Northern Health employee is coming to your house, it is usually with a pre-booked appointment.”

Reports claim a person in Prince George is going door to door, claiming to be a Northern Health employee conducting air quality surveys.

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The person then comes back a short time later and requests access to the person’s house, and produces some form of ID saying they’re with Northern Health.

Northern Health has also become aware of internet and telephone scammers impersonating Northern Health employees to try and obtain personal information, and says they do not hire or accept any applications through social media sites, by phone, or by text.

“Our ExpectMore website is the only place to apply for a job at Northern Health. Northern Health does not collect any personal information, including banking details, by phone or text,” the press release continues to read.

Northern Health asks people who think they may have encountered a scam artist impersonating a Northern Health employee to call 1-877-905-1155 to report the incident.

To learn more about scams and how to protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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