Phony Northern Health officials reported to be seen

Northern Health is advising residents in the northwest to be aware of fraudulent employees pretending to work with the organization.

Northern Health is advising residents in the northwest to be aware of fraudulent employees pretending to work with the organization.

The fake employees are posing as recruitment services as they approach residents door-to-door asking them to fill out surveys. Northern Health has notified the RCMP about these developments.

The media relations representative for Northern Health, Jonathan Dyck explained in a press release that the phony employees have been reported to be going door-to-door in Prince George conducting air quality surveys and asking for access into the person’s house. The fake employee produces some form of Northern Health identification.

“At this time our program areas are not conducting door to door surveys, and do not normally undertake this type of work. 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,” said Dyck.

In addition, Internet and telephone scammers claiming to be Northern Health employees have been trying to obtain personal information including banking details through social media, phone or text.

“Our ExpectMore website [expectmore.northernhealth.ca] is the only place to apply for a job at Northern Health.

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 hello@northernhealth.ca or visit 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,” Dyck said.

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, visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre,” said Dyck.