Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit staff say the organization will never send an automated call to tell someone they’ve been exposed to Monkeypox.
The organization has made a post on its social media feed saying some residents in the region have received “pre-recorded telephone messages” that say they’ve been exposed to the virus.
“These did not come from us,” the post reads. “Do not return the call or press a number to speak to a representative.”
This isn’t the first time this year the Health Unit has dealt with fake calls. Similar posts warning about scam callers impersonating workers with the organization were made in May and February.
If you think you’ve received a call like this and want to verify if it’s real, or need to contact the organization for any other reason, the Health Unit website has a phone number you can call.