I am very excited to be a part of the communications team at Consumer Protection BC. The team has done a wonderful job introducing me to the role so far and I look forward to connecting with all of you on social media!
A little bit about me – I am an animal lover and a big fan of the outdoors. I spend most of my free time in the forest or on the beach with my dog, Yogi. I’m also an avid hiker and scuba diver. I’m passionate about finding ways to communicate topics in ways that inspire and educate. I’m looking forward to learning the ropes and getting a chance to hear your stories and providing you with helpful information through our blog and social media accounts at Consumer Protection BC!
8 thoughts on “Meet Amanda”
Paid to have a Heat Pump installed. Gave Andrew Shelton of Midway B.C. Who claims to be an electrical contractor. He took $3600.00 check and never returned. Lawyer sent him a letter called him a thief, no response. I live in a small town and I have run into him a few times. Ask for money no response, says never received letter from Lawyer! Can’t afford no more letter from Lawyer. $400.00 is difficult as I am a basic pensioner. What recourse do I have. He has done this to others
.Thank you Charlene Haddock, Greenwood B.C.
Hi Charlene, thank you for reaching out to us. While we are responsible for licensing several industries and overseeing specific consumer protection laws, we have no authority when it comes to contractors. By chance, did the business approach you at your door (door to door sales)?
Good morning Amanda,
Is there any recourse to a dental work done incorrectly and my refusal to pay anything further (balance owing is under $300 – work performed and paid for was in excess of $3000 for 2 teeth when it only should have been one – the dentist crowned the wrong tooth initially) and then have them submit a claim to a credit bureau to collect on?
Hi Selena, thanks for reaching out to us here. So you’re aware, I’m answering consumer questions at the moment. If you are unhappy with the service that was provided and are unable to work it out with the business, your only recourse would be through the Civil Resolution Tribunal or court.
Can we report matter relating to car dealer dispute to police. Vsa is not helping.
VSA support auto industry and not public, consumers
I will rate VSA as minus100000%.
They are eating tax payer money and working against public
Hi again, sorry I didn’t see this comment until now. I’ve replied to your last comment to say that you can contact VSA for more information but if you need more legal advice, you may want to contact a lawyer. You can try Access Pro Bono and see if your son would be eligible for some free legal advice there. Here’s a link to that. I hope they will be able to help you and your son.
We issue with car dealer, who ripped off about $8000/,
VSA BC did not help us, rather supported dealer ship.
What should we do
VSA does not help consumers, public, rather it supports car dealers.
Govt. need to find , how public can get help regarding car dealership issues
Hi! Did you see my message to your last post? Here is what I would suggest next…at this point, you may need to seek legal advice. You can try Access Pro Bono and see if your son would be eligible for some free legal advice there. Here’s a link to that (https://accessprobono.ca/). I hope they will be able to help you and your son.