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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.

Alberta Resources

The Consumer Protection Act protects consumers from unfair business practices before, during or after a consumer transaction. See also: Canadian Legal FAQs on Alberta consumer protections at https://www.law-faqs.org/alberta-faqs/consumer-law/

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts

The Utilities Consumer Advocate has a mandate to educate, advocate and mediate for Alberta's residential, farm, and small business energy consumers. The UCA represents Alberta small consumers by acting as the voice of consumers during regulatory proceedings to ensure the lowest regulated rates consistent with reasonable service, and by providing consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about how to purchase electricity and natural gas, based on their individual circumstances. When consumers have exhausted known avenues of issue resolution, the UCA will investigate and mediate concerns with utility companies.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Consumer protection and fraud, Landlord and tenant, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

This is a guide on how to buy products and services in Alberta and contains information about your consumer rights. You will need to buy certain items and you will need to use certain services as you settle into as you start your new life in Alberta.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts, Credit and debt, Landlord and tenant

A deferred payment plan happens when arrangements are made for a debt to go unpaid until sometime in the future. This publication provieds an overview of the ins and outs of a deferred payment plan and what it means to the consumer.
Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts, Credit and debt

Canada/Federal

List of the top 10 things charities and not-for-profits need to do to comply with Canada's Anti-Spam law.

Related keywords: Communications and media, Consumer protection and fraud

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on mass marketing fraud (telemarketing), advance fee fraud letters, internet fraud and identity theft complaints. Their website provides descriptions of many types of scams. Anti-fraud specialists in their Call Centre provide advice on the steps that victims should take to recover lost funds and to protect themselves in the future. The CFAC (formerly PhoneBusters) is jointly managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Competition Bureau of Canada.

 

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The Handbook was created and is updated by the Consumer Measures Committee, a joint committee of federal, provincial and territorial governments. The objective of the Handbook is to help Canadian consumers become better-informed and more confident.
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The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) was established at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in the fall of 2003. Through student-centered research and advocacy, the clinic represents consumer and other public interests in such areas as intellectual property, consumer protection in e-commerce, domain name governance, personal information protection and privacy.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Copyright and patents, Internet law and policy, Law reform, Privacy, Research reports and institutes

The Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) is a program where disputes between consumers and vehicle manufacturers about alleged manufacturing defects or implementation of the manufacturers' new vehicle warranty can be put before a neutral third party (arbitrator) for resolution. Links to an overview of the CAMVAP arbitration process. From the homepage, an introduction to CAMVAP is available in several languages.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Driving, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The Commissioners office assists Canadians in resolving issues about their television service providers. If a Canadian cannot resolve a complaint with a communications service provider - regardless if it is a television service provider, Internet service provider, wireless service provider or telephone service provider - the CCTS will become the single point of contact for obtaining a resolution. All licensed television service providers will hae to become members of the CCTS by Septermber 1, 2017.

Related keywords: Communications and media, Consumer protection and fraud, Contracts, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

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