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21 April 2014

Pssst: can we let you in on a little secret? Here at Consumer Protection BC, we’re getting ready for BC’s second-annual Consumer Awareness Week in May. This year’s topic is a juicy one!

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Tips

Posted on:
14 April 2014

 Fraud Prevention Month may be over, but if you are a grandparent or you have a grandparent, the information in this blog will arm you with important information about how to protect you or your loved ones from this type of fraud.

 

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Consumer Protection BC

Posted on:
07 April 2014

It’s National Volunteer Week and here’s a shout out to all of you who give your time to worthy charities and causes. Here’s an inside peek at the volunteering that goes on inside – and outside – our walls here at Consumer Protection BC.

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Tips

Posted on:
31 March 2014

 

When you miss a call from a number you don’t know, do you call back right away? Making that call could be a big mistake, as you might be the next victim of the “one-ring” scam.

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Tips

Posted on:
24 March 2014

As part of Fraud Prevention Month, today we wanted to share important information about an income tax scam making the rounds. Please be extra cautious if you receive mail, emails or phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency.

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Tips

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17 March 2014

Each year, more than 150,000 British Columbians spend $900 million on privately-sold used vehicles – but do they really know what they’re purchasing? It’s Fraud Prevention Month, and the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC (VSA) is sharing important information with consumers about used vehicle sales. Check out this guest blog post from the VSA to learn how to protect yourself the next time you buy a used car.

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Tips

Posted on:
10 March 2014

We’re nearly halfway through Fraud Prevention Month, and today’s blog post is geared towards those who own a business or work in an office. We’ve had a few calls lately about the “Yellow Pages Scam.” Keep reading and we’ll show you how to spot this type of fraud so you, and your business, won’t be a victim.

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Tips

Posted on:
03 March 2014

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, chances are you’ve read a post or two about phishing. To mark Fraud Prevention Monday, today’s post is dedicated to “smishing” – a close cousin to phishing that targets cellphone owners.

 

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Tips

Posted on:
24 February 2014

One question we regularly get some consumers is whether or not to spring for extended warranties when making a medium- to high-value purchase. Check out this blog post for some tips on what you might want to consider before making that decision. 

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Other Business

Posted on:
12 February 2014

Thinking of buying a used car and are unsure about what previous damage to the car has to be shared with you? The Motor Vehicle Safety Authority (VSA) has some great questions and answers on this topic that is available on their blog. We wanted to share that information with you (with permission of course!)

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