EOHU warns of Monkeypox phone scam

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The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is warning residents about a scam where an automated call claims that you have been exposed to monkeypox and must isolate for 14 days. The call, which claims to be made by “The Ministry,” then prompts the recipient to press a number.

The EOHU is advising the public NOT to press any number but to simply hang up. Neither the EOHU nor the Ministry of Health use automated calls to advise people about exposure to an infectious disease. In cases where you have been exposed, an EOHU nurse will call you directly.

 

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