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31 August 2015
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Have you ever arrived at an airport, only to find out your flight has been delayed – or even cancelled – due to bad weather? In this blog post, we’re offering tips on how to navigate through the storm of travel plans and unexpected weather events.

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Consumer Protection BC

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24 August 2015
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Many of you know Melaina as the voice behind our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts. She has enjoyed sharing information with all of you for the past three years, and today we have two pieces of exciting news!

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Consumer Contracts

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17 August 2015
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Have you ever been approached by someone at your door, offering you a renovated bathroom or a new roof at a price that seems just a little too good to be true? In this blog post, we’re sharing information about home renovation scams!

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Tips

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10 August 2015
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According to the Canadian Bankers Association, four billion debit transactions happen each year in Canada – 99% without incident. However, debt card skimming fraud does happen. In this blog post, we’re offering tips on to protect yourself from this type of scam. 

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Other Business

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04 August 2015
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Heading off to postsecondary school for the first time can be very exciting… and very stressful! Not only is there a new academic learning curve, but some of you may be heading off to live on your own for the very first time. So whether you’re a student who is flying the nest or a parent who is preparing their child for this next chapter in life, here is some information that may come in handy to avoid getting yourself into a financial jam.

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Consumer Contracts

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24 July 2015
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With all the purchasing options out there (some just a mouse click away), some people may believe the reign of the door-to-door salesperson is over. But from the number of calls we get each year on this topic, I can tell you the door-to-door sales industry is alive and well. Why? Well, it works. While there are many legitimate sellers, in this post we will talk about your door-to-door sales contract rights, offer tips on how to respond to a door-to-door seller and share information about where to go if you need help.

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Home Inspections

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21 July 2015
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It’s likely that a home will be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, which is why many consumers opt for a home inspection before they sign on the dotted line. In this blog post, we’re sharing information about the home inspection process – learn what to expect and about your rights.

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Debt Collection

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13 July 2015
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We understand not everyone feels comfortable resolving issues or talking with a debt collector over the phone. If you feel this way, we’re piloting a new program that allows consumers to communicate with certain BC-licensed collection agencies through an online platform. 

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 July 2015
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Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but what happens if you need to transport some (or all) of the cremated remains across the country? In today’s blog post, learn whether or not you’re allowed to transport cremated remains by mail.

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Tips

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29 June 2015
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So you’re ready for a new ride, but can’t make up your mind as to whether buying or leasing is better. While there are pros and cons to both options, we’ve collected some tips to help make the decision a bit easier.

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