Police are warning Barrie residents about scammers going door-to-door and asking for pledges for the annual Terry Fox run.
Barrie police received reports of individuals canvassing local neighbourhoods throughout the city, 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 and pledge forms downloaded from the internet.
“We 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, chair of Terry Fox — Barrie. Anyone wishing to make donations to the Terry Fox Run can do so, securely, online at
Anyone who suspects they may have been a victim of fraud is asked to contact police or the at 1-888-495-8501.