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30 March 2011

March is coming to an end and with it we are wrapping up Fraud Prevention Month. Over the past five weeks, we have been sharing this year’s “What Would You Do?” columns which are based on real life consumer situations.  Have you read them?  Here they are!

Motion Pictures

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22 March 2011

Ever wonder how movies get those ratings like “G” or “PG”?  Did you know that the “ratings” are actually called classifications?


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15 March 2011

Our thoughts are currently with all those countries which have recently had earthquakes.  Experiencing a natural disaster is a life changing event.  Being that we are in British Columbia and fall within an earthquake zone, writing a blog about earthquake preparedness seemed appropriate. Are you prepared?

Other Business

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08 March 2011

As we all know, March is Fraud Prevention Month.  Last year we attended the Better Business Bureau’s Smart Shopper event at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby BC.  We met lots of savvy consumers and got to answer consumer questions as part of an expert panel.  You can see clips of the entire expert panel on YouTube here.


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03 March 2011

We were interviewed recently by CTV's Olsen On Your Side who had some questions about the flight cancellations and BC's Travel Assurance Fund.  The segment aired on March 2, 2011 - watch it here!


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01 March 2011

Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month?  Last year, Consumer Protection BC wrote four columns for this national initiative.  The columns were all based on situations experienced by BC consumers who had contacted our organization for help.

ConsumerProBC Salesperson at your door? Know your rights! #BC #ConsumerRights ^mh
ConsumerProBC @CTVLyndaSteele @BBB_BC Hackers are sure getting savvy... Got a phishing email from a reporter last month -- almost fell for it! ^mh
ConsumerProBC Be cautious! ^mh RT @bbb_bc: Old Microsoft Phone scam now offers a refund! Be warned. #BBB #StartWithTrust
ConsumerProBC @BBB_BC Thanks! Booo hackers! ^mh