Police & the Community


Fraud Alert - Door-To-Door Terry Fox Scam

Fraud Alert - Door-To-Door Terry Fox Scam
July 23rd, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is warning local residents after being alerted that scammers are going to door-to-door and asking for pledges in the name of Terry Fox.

Police have received reports of individuals canvassing local neighborhoods throughout the City of Barrie under the façade of collecting cash donations on behalf of the annual run, which raises funds for cancer research.

The suspects, described as white males, have been reported using expired health cards for identification purposes, and pledge forms, which have been downloaded from the internet.

We (Terry Fox - Barrie) do not ask volunteers/participants to seek out cash donations by going door- to-door. The majority of the participants in the annual run seek pledges online or approach people they know when seeking donations,” said Michael F. McDougall, Chairman of Terry Fox - Barrie.  Anyone wishing to make donations to the Terry Fox Run can do so, securely, online at www.terryfox.org

At this time there have been no victims identified as a result of this charitable door-to-door scam. Anyone who suspects they may have been a victim of fraud is asked to contact Police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501.