It’s the season for…. scammers
Prince George, B.C. – Beware of folks knocking on your door and posing as representatives from Northern Health.
Northern Health has called on the RCMP to investigate claims of people posing as Northern Health representatives, doing door to door air quality surveys. The person comes back a short time later and requests access to the person’s house. The person does produce some form of identification saying they’re with Northern Health. They are not.
Northern Health doesn’t normally do that kind of information gathering. Instead, there would be community events to gather input.
If a Northern Health employee is coming to your home, it’s usually with a pre-booked appointment.
Then there’s the phone and internet scammers who have been impersonating Northern Health employees to try and obtain personal information.
Northern Health does not hire or accept any applications through social media sites, by phone, or by text.
Northern Health does not collect any personal information, including banking details, by phone or text. If you think you may have been contacted by someone impersonating a Northern Health employee, please call 1-877-905-1155 (toll free) to report the incident. To learn more about scams and how to protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Northern Health would like to remind members of the public to be cautious what information they provide to people, and if you are unsure please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local health facility. If you feel that your personal information may be compromised, please contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.