The 'fraudsters' couldn't even wait a day. 🤦🏻
If the devastation caused by the Barrie tornado wasn't bad enough, some scammers are already looking to make people more miserable.
Alectra, an Ontario utilities company that serves Barrie, tweeted on Friday, July 16, warning customers that it had received reports of scammers going door-to-door in the city and performing bogus home inspections for money.
ATTN CUSTOMERS: We're getting reports of scammers posing as Alectra employees going door-to-door asking #Barrie res… https://t.co/pNI0o3NAcE— Alectra (@Alectra) 1626459517.0
"This is NOT Alectra," the company tweeted, "please be cautious and notify local law enforcement if you encounter these fraudsters."
A Barrie councillor recounted her "terrifying" experience after the tornado tore through her home.