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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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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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