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If you are one of our Facebook fans, you know that we’ve kicked off our annual Be Money Smart This Holiday Season campaign. From now until late December, we’re decking the halls by sharing great holiday savings tips (as submitted by consumers like you) and hosting a few money-smart themed contests and giveaways.
According to the Canadian Bankers Association, there were 34,408 reports of stolen credit cards in Canada in 2012, with the average loss per account coming in at $532.52. In this blog, read tips on how to protect yourself against credit card theft, as well as steps to take if you find yourself in this situation.
Sure, you may use credit cards frequently for your purchases, but do you understand interest rates, annual fees, liability and everything else that comes with being a credit card user? Here are a few consumer tips when it comes to signing up for a credit card – I hope you find the information useful!
How many times have you received a text message from an unknown number, letting you know that you’ve won an all-expense-paid tropical vacation or expensive electronic, and that all you need to do is click on a link in the message to claim the prize? Seems a little too good to be true, doesn’t it? For our final Fraud Prevention Month-related blog post, we’re putting texting and app scams in the spotlight.
Fraud Prevention Month, a month-long national initiative that helps Canadians recognize, prevent and report fraudulent activities, kicked off today. As in previous years, we’re going to mark this important event by sharing information with you throughout the month that’ll help reduce your odds of being targeted by fraudsters. First up: smartphones and the importance of protecting your data.
Have you heard about offers to assist you with “reducing your debt” or promising that you “only need to pay back a reduced percentage of what you owe?” There are many companies in Canada who now offer what are typically called debt settlement services.
If you owe money this may seem like a good solution. But before you consider exploring this option there are several factors you should consider:
Well, mid-January is upon us and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to announce the Top 10 Scams, an annual list created in partnership between Consumer Protection BC, the BBB, British Columbia Securities Commission, the Competition Bureau of Canada, the RCMP and the Vehicle Sales Authority. From romance to computer scams, this year’s list is themed “just in case a scam is around the corner,” showing how even the most convincing promise can turn out to be not exactly what it’s supposed to be. Read on to learn more about this year’s Top 10 list and for tips on how to protect yourself against scammers.