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WRHA says fraudsters posing as staff, ordering motor oil and food

People are fraudulently ordering motor oil and food by pretending to be WRHA staff, the organization says.
People are fraudulently ordering motor oil and food by pretending to be WRHA staff, the organization says. File / Getty Images

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the purchase orders were motor oil and food products. Global News regrets the error.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) says fraudsters are posing as members of its staff and attempting to order motor oil and food products.

In a statement Monday, the WRHA said it has become aware of people impersonating staff and management and contacting various suppliers with requests for quotes and false purchase orders.

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The WRHA said police have been notified about the situation, but it’s making its concerns public so vendors who receive a request that looks fishy will verify with the organization’s procurement services or with Manitoba’s Shared Health.

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Anyone with concerns about this kind of suspicious behaviour is asked to contact Shared Health by email at info@sharedhealthmb.ca.

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