By LAURA KEIL
Northern Health is warning the public about fraudulent door-to-door surveys and recruitment services where people are posing as Northern Health employees.
Northern Health says the public should be cautious in providing information to strangers and if unsure to contact email@example.com or your local health facility. People who feel their personal information may be compromised should contact the RCMP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Northern Health says there are reports someone is going door to door in Prince George claiming to be a Northern Health employee conducting 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 ID saying they’re with Northern Health.
Northern Health says it is not conducting door to door surveys at this time, and do not normally undertake this type of work as outreach usually takes place at community events.
If someone comes to your door claiming to be a Northern Health staff member, Northern Health says to take down their name and call one of their facilities to confirm their employment and purpose. You may also wish to contact the RCMP.
Northern Health says another issue is internet and telephone scammers impersonating Northern Health employees to try and obtain personal information.
“We do not hire or accept any applications through social media sites, by phone, or by text,” a Northern Health press release reads. “Our ExpectMore website is the only place to apply for a job at Northern Health.”
Northern Health says it does not collect any personal information, including banking details, by phone or text.
To report an incident call 1-877-905-1155 (toll free). To learn more about scams and how to protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.