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Definition: Resources about legal topics relevant to consumers (people buying goods and services), including such topics as consumer rights and responsibilities, resolving disputes between buyers and sellers, insurance, advertising, and scams. Fraud is lying or deceiving to make a profit or gain an advantage, or to cause someone else a loss or disadvantage.

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This tipsheet provindes information to help Albertans protect themselves from being an unwilling participant in mortgage fraud. If you are going to invest in real estate, make sure you are using a licensed mortgage broker is is registered under the Real Estate Act in Alberta.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts, Real estate and home ownership

This colourful information sheet provides legal information about payday loans and debt problems for all ages and can be folded to fit comfortably in a wallet. (Dimensions 9cm x 43cm)

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On this webpage the Canada Revenue AGency provides information and helpful resources for Canadians on various consumer scams and fraudulent schemes. Learn more about:

  1. Know how to recognize a scam
  2. How to protect yourself from identity theft
  3. Have you been a victim?
  4. Scam stories
  5. External resources
  6. Print-ready posters and handout for service providers
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On this webpage the Canada Revenue AGency provides information and helpful resources for Canadians on various consumer scams and fraudulent schemes. Learn more about:

  1. Know how to recognize a scam
  2. How to protect yourself from identity theft
  3. Have you been a victim?
  4. Scam stories
  5. External resources
  6. Print-ready posters and handout for service providers

 

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This guide is produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and is intended to help you find out information about consumer frauds and scams that could affect you. If you have already been impacted by one of these schemes or think you might have been, contact information for agencies that can help you has also been included.

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REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Credit and debt, Crime prevention, Gangs, Multiculturalism, Prostitution and pornography, Public safety, School safety, Sexual harassment

Reality Choices is from Service Alberta and is a consumer resource for young adults who are moving away from home for the first time. It consists of five modules: Dealing with Credit, You and Your Money, A Roof over Your Head, In the Driver's Seat, Shopping for Satisfaction. The modules are based on a national version of Reality Choices released earlier this year by federal, provincial and territorial consumer affairs ministers, but have been adapted to give Albertans key information about consumer protection laws in Alberta.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Driving, Landlord and tenant

Registry transactions include the issuing and renewing of drivers’ licences, registrations of birth, marriage and death, land title searches and transfers, and registrations of corporations, vehicles, and liens. The majority of these services are delivered on behalf of the Government of Alberta by registry agents located in communities throughout the province. This section of the Service Alberta website provides information on registries in the following categories: Charitable organizations; Corporate registry; Drivers/vehicles; Land titles; Personal property registry; Registry agents (find an agent) and Vital statistics. Many related forms can be downloaded and some services are now available online.

Related keywords: Business, Consumer protection and fraud, Driving, Real estate and home ownership

The Time Share Contracts Regulation under the Consumer Protection Act has been expanded to include the sale of points-based time share contracts. This tipsheet provides information if you offer, solicit, negotiate or conclude a traditional time share or points-based time share contract in Alberta.
Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts

Service Alberta's divisions are committed to delivering high-quality business, financial, information and technology services to government ministries as well as a diverse range of services that touch the lives of Albertans. Divisions include: Consumer Information; Businesses and Charities;  Landlords & Tenants; Registries; Drivers and Vehicles; Land Titles; Vital Statistics; Information and Technology; and Government Buying and Selling. 

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Landlord and tenant, Provincial and territorial government departments

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