Fraud happens when someone holds back information or lies, with the intent to get benefits from the WSCC that they’re not entitled to. This is against the law.
If you think someone is committing fraud related to an incident that occurred in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, or you have a question, call our fraud tip line any time, 1-866-286-3338 (toll-free). You can contact our email through the anonymous web form below. If you wish, you can provide your name, but it is not mandatory.
Examples of suspicious activity
A worker may be attempting to commit fraud if they’re:
at home pretending to be sick and collecting benefits;
getting benefits and working at the same time;
working “under the table” while collecting benefits;
getting benefits and collecting employment insurance (EI); or
giving false information to medical professionals and the WSCC.
An employer may be attempting to commit fraud if they’re:
paying workers “under the table”;
discouraging workers from filing claims;
firing a worker because they filed a claim; or
deducting WSCC fees from worker’s wages.
Health Care Provider Fraud
A health care provider may be attempting to commit fraud if they:
give the worker any prescriptions they ask for;
give a worker more time off than needed;
order unnecessary treatment, procedures, or services;
provide unrequired services;
bill for services not provided; or
bill for services not requested.
What Happens if Someone Commits Fraud?
Committing fraud may lead to criminal charges. The individual may:
get a criminal record;
be put on probation;
have to do community service work;
have to pay back the money to the WSCC; and/or
lose their job.