Scam alert

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is warning people about a financial scam

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is warning people about a financial scam that this time around is using fake VIHA cheques to trick victims to wire funds from their accounts.

It appears the scam so far has only targeted individuals in southern Ontario. VIHA is not aware of any BC or VIHA residents who have been targeted.

The scam has been around for some time and involves an organization offering individuals money to be a ‘mystery shopper.’ The potential victims are mailed information along with a cheque and are asked to wire money from their own bank account to another account.