08/13/2012 06:14 EDT | Updated 01/22/2013 09:41 EST

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Jobs Scam: Warnings Issued To Nurses, Health-Care Workers

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is warning about false offers of employment being emailed to nurses and health-care workers in the Philippines.

The authority says it has learned that the scammers are asking for $90 in exchange for what they are calling a British English training fee.

The health authority says the job offers aren't legitimate.

The authority clued into the scam after it received a number of queries from Winnipeg relatives of those who received the offers.

Police have been alerted.