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19 May 2015
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I can’t count the number of times I’ve shared information about up-and-coming scams, helping consumers learn the signs to protect them from becoming victims of fraud. So the last thing I expected was to come close to becoming a victim of one of the phishing scams I regularly warn you about! Let me tell you my story about how I nearly got scammed…

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Recently, my coworker’s cat passed away. And while she was fortunate that her kitty died peacefully in her home, she quickly realized she was unaware of BC’s pet burial and cremation rules and restrictions – were there any?

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Tips

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04 May 2015
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Where do you normally go for information about government benefits and to find out which ones you may be eligible for? Recently, I found a self-help tool that makes it easy to find out what benefits apply to me. I had to pass this resource along, as I’m sure some of you will find it just as helpful as I did!

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27 April 2015
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In this blog post, we offer some information about making extra payments on a debt you owe.

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20 April 2015
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A question we get sometimes get on our Facebook page is “who can ask for my social insurance number (SIN) and when don’t I have to provide it?” Here is some information we found about limiting who has access to your SIN.

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Telemarketing

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13 April 2015
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With the next Canadian federal election slotted for later this year, you may get telephone calls from political representatives or organizations. Here’s what you need to know about the laws that speak to these calls.

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07 April 2015
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Have you ever been charged a fee for missing or being late on a payment? If so, you need to read this blog, as we’re going to tell you when a business can – and cannot – issue these kinds of penalties.

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Tips

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30 March 2015
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We’re wrapping up Fraud Prevention Month today, leaving you with information about one last fraud: the Hit Man Scam. In this blog post, learn the signs of this scam and what to do if one of these emails arrives in your inbox.

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23 March 2015
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Passport Canada has issued a warning to Canadians that some organizations are falsely claiming to have the ability to speed up the passport application process for an additional fee. Here’s what you need to know about this fraud.

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16 March 2015
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What would you do if you lost your credit card? Or had it stolen from you? Or discovered that somehow it had been used without your authorization? In any of these situations, it’s important to tell your credit card company right away.

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