THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police are warning the public in Thunder Bay about a door-to-door fraud effort ongoing in the city. Police would like to make everyone aware of three males going door to door and trying to defraud people of their money.
TBPS report, “On the 16 March, 3 males entered a house belonging to an elderly female on W.Arthur Street. The males convinced the lady that her house needed many repairs then two of the males went outside pretending to do the work. The males insisted she write them a cheque for the work they had done before they would leave. The elderly lady wrote a cheque totaling most of her savings then all three men left.
One of the males attempted to cash this cheque at a local bank, but thankfully, the staff thought it was suspicious and refused to cash the cheque.
Police say, “Please do not allow strangers into your house and call police if any suspicious persons are seen in your area”.
These con artists will pose as sales people, contractors, or anything else they think will get them inside of your house.
Thunder Bay Police wanted to make people aware of this incident to prevent any further victims of these types of crimes.
At the time of this report, detailed descriptions of the men were not available.
This incident is still under investigation, if anyone has any information regarding these 3 males, please contact Thunder Bay Police or Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers(623-8477).