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25 August 2014
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As we head into September, there’s one thing on the mind of many parents – school. In this blog post, we are counting down 5 of our favourite back-to-school shopping tips to help you make informed purchasing decisions.

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Telemarketing

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18 August 2014
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When I asked consumers what they wanted to hear about on this blog a few months back, telemarketing was still a hot topic. In this blog post I’m going to share my top three telemarketing tips.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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13 August 2014
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When making about your end of life decisions, you may choose to enter into a preneed funeral or cemetery services contract with a funeral provider or cemetery operator, allowing you to pre-arrange and pre-pay for the future. Here are some things to know about these preneed contracts. 

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Tips

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05 August 2014
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From phishing emails to romance frauds, does it feel like there’s a new scam every corner you turn? Although there are many legitimate businesses out there, today’s blog post counts down the top 3 signs of a scam so you know how to recognize businesses that may not be on the up and up. Here we go!

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Travel

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28 July 2014
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Statistics Canada says 58% of Canadians booked travel online in 2012. Are you a consumer who prefers to book your travel online? If so, you don’t want to miss this post.

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Tips

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21 July 2014
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A few months ago we asked our Facebook friends what they most wanted to hear about on this blog. One topic that came up was the Scanning Code of Practice: specifically, what is it and when does it apply?

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Motion Pictures

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14 July 2014
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As you may already know, Consumer Protection BC is responsible for classifying all films and trailers you see in British Columbia theatres (in addition to regulating and licensing video retailers and distributors). Every now and then, we get asked about video game ratings. Although this is not an area that falls under our responsibility, please keep reading to learn who assigns these ratings, who to contact with questions and, as a bonus, how to assign parental controls on various gaming systems.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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07 July 2014
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Cemeteries serve as a permanent resting place for our loved ones and can provide a place for people to visit and remember the family members and friends they have lost. When people pre-plan their funeral arrangements that often includes choosing where they would like to be interred (laid to rest). Choices can include a grave site, crypt or niche to store their cremated remains. However, sometimes plans change and this can happen for many reasons. For example, a person may move away and choose another location where they want to be laid to rest. When this happens, people may try to resell their right of interment through online ads.

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Consumer Protection BC

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30 June 2014
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Have you heard about Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation? Set to take effect starting July 1, 2014, this new law is designed to help Canadians avoid spam and other electronic threats. Here is some information about what these changes might mean for you.

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Tips

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23 June 2014
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We recently asked our Facebook friends about the topics they most wanted us to write about on our blog. A popular response was regarding the newly-introduced credit card “tap” technology and its security considerations. We’ve done some research for you on this topic, so here you go!

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