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Consumer Contracts

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17 August 2015

Have you ever been approached by someone at your door, offering you a renovated bathroom or a new roof at a price that seems just a little too good to be true? In this blog post, we’re sharing information about home renovation scams!

Tips

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10 August 2015

According to the Canadian Bankers Association, four billion debit transactions happen each year in Canada – 99% without incident. However, debt card skimming fraud does happen. In this blog post, we’re offering tips on to protect yourself from this type of scam. 

Tips

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19 May 2015

I can’t count the number of times I’ve shared information about up-and-coming scams, helping consumers learn the signs to protect them from becoming victims of fraud. So the last thing I expected was to come close to becoming a victim of one of the phishing scams I regularly warn you about! Let me tell you my story about how I nearly got scammed…

Tips

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30 March 2015

We’re wrapping up Fraud Prevention Month today, leaving you with information about one last fraud: the Hit Man Scam. In this blog post, learn the signs of this scam and what to do if one of these emails arrives in your inbox.

Tips

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23 March 2015

Passport Canada has issued a warning to Canadians that some organizations are falsely claiming to have the ability to speed up the passport application process for an additional fee. Here’s what you need to know about this fraud.

Tips

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02 March 2015

March is Fraud Prevention Month and we’re kicking things off with a post all about pyramid schemes: learn what this fraud is and find out why they can cost you a whole lot more than just money.

Tips

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05 August 2014

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!

Tips

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09 June 2014

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, there seems to be an increasing number of online classified ad scams targeting dog lovers. Read on for tips on how to avoid being a victim of this puppy fraud…

Tips

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20 May 2014

We recently had a consumer call our Inquiry Centre, asking about those last three digits on the back of her credit card and when it was – and was not – safe to provide that information. While Consumer Protection BC is not responsible for regulating the credit card industry, we want to help you make informed decisions: and this topic is no exception.  

Tips

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14 April 2014

Whether you are a grandparent or you have a grandparent, this blog will arm you with important information about how to protect you or your loved ones from the "Grandparent Scam."

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