The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Service issued a warning of a phone hoax using his identity

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Service issued a warning of a phone hoax using his identity

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  • “The public should be wary of any call claiming to be offering free products from WDG Public Health. At present, WDG Public Health is only contacting members of the public with respect to vaccination appointments.” This isn’t the first scam utilizing the health authority’s name in an attempt to find victims. This past March, public health said some residents had received texts directing them to a fake vaccine registration line, where they are asked to provide their driver’s licence and other identifying info. Guelph police say these 5 questions will help keep you safe against rental fraudsters. SCAM: Did you get a text telling you to call this vaccine booking line? It wasn’t from Public Health

  • It’s most certainly a scam if you get a call from local health officials giving you a free necklace. This is according to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, which said in a news release on Nov. 3 that it had received allegations of a fraud aimed at elders in the area. “The caller claims to be a representative of ‘Wellington Dufferin Public Health.’ In exchange for the recipient’s personal information, this call – which comes from a 1-800 or 1-888 number – offers a free Medic Alert necklace,” says Danny Williamson, a representative for the health authority, in the statement.

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