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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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Tips

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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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Other Business

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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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Tips

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08 March 2015
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March is Fraud Prevention Month, and each year the Better Business Bureau serving Mainland BC (BBB) and partner organizations announce the Top 10 Scams of the year. Read on to learn which frauds topped the charts this year, and where to get more information about protecting yourself from scammers.

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Tips

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02 March 2015
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March is Fraud Prevention Month and we’re kicking things off with a post all about pyramid schemes: learn what this fraud is and find out why they can cost you a whole lot more than just money.

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Debt Collection

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23 February 2015
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So the big day has arrived and you have finally paid off your mortgage. Good for you! But there is one more thing you should do to be completely free of your mortgage. You need to clear the title of your house.

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Tips

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16 February 2015
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When was the last time you bought a second-hand product? Buying used items can be a great way to save money (and our Earth’s resources!), but it’s important to practice a bit of caution. In this blog post, we’re sharing our top three tips if you’re considering buying a used cell phone.

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