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Consumer Protection BC

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20 October 2014
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Did you know that we send out regular emails full of useful consumer information, tips and resources? Read on to learn more about what kind of information we share in these emails and how to sign up!

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Tips

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09 October 2014
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As we head into fall and then winter, I wanted to share with you a handful of helpful websites I came across to help you anticipate bad weather, road conditions, ferry waits and more. 

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 October 2014
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Typically when we make funeral arrangements, we rely on a licensed funeral home to perform the services and the transportation of a departed loved one.  However, sometimes we get requests from individuals who wish to take personal responsibility for the transfer of remains of a loved one to a funeral home, crematorium or cemetery.  If you are considering the option of a private transfer, there are processes to follow to ensure the handling of the remains are done in a safe, dignified and respectful manner.

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Tips

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29 September 2014
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We had a question from a consumer the other day: “How can I be sure I’m hiring a legitimate, trustable contractor to renovate my home?” There are many legitimate contractors and business out there. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision when hiring someone.

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Travel

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22 September 2014
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Your sunscreen, toothbrush and passport are packed – you’re ready for your holiday! And while most vacations are wrinkle-free, sometimes issues come up: luggage could be lost or family members could become ill. Keep reading for tips and information about travel insurance.  

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Consumer Contracts

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15 September 2014
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It seems weird to be talking about holiday parties in September, doesn’t it? Last week we received two calls from consumers, asking about deposits they put down on holiday venue rentals – specifically, they asked if they were entitled to refunds if they cancelled their contracts. Check out our top three tips when it comes to signing a contract for a venue rental.

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Tips

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08 September 2014
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Did you know that one in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who might be experiencing some form of abuse? Although this is not an area that falls within our authority as an organization, in this blog post, we wanted to share some important information from the Government of Canada to help you detect the signs of elder abuse and know where to go for help.

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Tips

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02 September 2014
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While not a new scam, it’s one that continues to target British Columbians. This blog serves as a reminder about what to watch out for when it comes to the tech support/Microsoft scam.

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Tips

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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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