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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.
Are you moving at the end of the month? It can be an overwhelming experience with so many things to think about. Have you carefully considered which moving company to hire? If it's something you haven't thought much about, here are some tips to help you make an informed decision and make your moving experience as stress-free as possible (is that actually possible?)
If you have entered our summer travel themed Facebook contest, thank you and good luck! (If not, what are you waiting for? There are great prizes to be won!)
We aren't all about contests though, it's summertime and many of us have travel on the brain. Are you thinking of booking travel this summer or perhaps you are waiting until the fall or winter for that getaway? If so, here's our list of top 3 things to know before you book!
Here at Consumer Protection BC, we receive hundreds of consumer inquiries each week. They come to us through our Call Centre, through our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as through here, on our blog. For today’s post, we thought it might be fun to post a few consumer questions (and our answers!) about the hot topic of gift cards. We’ve gotten more than 20 comments on ONE of our posts on this topic alone!
Did you know that today is the Earth Day, an annual day that’s designed to mark environmental protection? While consumer protection is our main focus here at Consumer Protection BC, we wanted to share three easy ways you can “green up” your life – saving you money while helping to protect our planet. Happy Earth Day, everyone!
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.