Notice to Members re: Toronto Public Health Scam

October 24, 2012
We have been alerted to a scam targeting businesses in Toronto by a member of the Roncesvalles . A person or company posing as the Toronto Public Health department is calling businesses stating that they are obliged to purchase a first aid kit from them. In this instance staff received two calls, the first saying that they had to purchase a first aid kit, a second from the "shipping department" asking to confirm the business address (which they declined to do.) The callers refused to supply a name or phone number.  City staff have confirmed that this is a scam. Please be wary, alert your staff, and do not fall for this scam.