Beware of misleading phishing emails and calls

October 2, 2020

WorkSafeNB has learned of recent phishing and call scams in New Brunswick telling employers their WHSCC “license” has expired.

WorkSafeNB does not issue “licenses” to employers. The email and phone scam use the abbreviation WHSCC (Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission). 

Be on the lookout for fishing emails:

  • Watch for spelling and grammatical mistakes. If an email includes spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors, it’s likely a sign you’ve received a phishing email. Delete it.
  • Look for generic greetings. Phishing emails are unlikely to use your name. Greetings like “Dear sir or madam” signal an email is not legitimate.
  • Avoid emails that insist you act now. Phishing emails often try to create a sense of urgency or demand immediate action. The goal is to get you to click on a link and provide personal information — right now. Instead, delete the message.

If you’d like to file a complaint on a company’s tactics, contact contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495-8501.


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