Shop smart this holiday season

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Edmonton—‘Tis the season for holiday sales and increased advertising. “This time of year we see a lot of year-end and clear-out ads. We want Albertans to know they have the right to ask the dealership to substantiate any advertised claims such as savings or discount,” John Bachinski, Executive Director of AMVIC said. AMVIC, the regulator … Read More

Be wary of false identity claims

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Edmonton — AMVIC, the regulator of the automotive industry in Alberta, is alerting consumers that a man in the Red Deer area may be falsely claiming to be connected to AMVIC. AMVIC recently heard from a consumer who says a man provided her with bogus documents written on AMVIC letterhead. The documents included signatures from so-called … Read More

Watch for extra fees

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Edmonton — AMVIC, the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Alberta, is reminding car buyers to pay attention to the extra fees they may be charged by a dealership. The only mandatory fees that can be added on to the price of the vehicle are GST and a tire levy. “All other fees are imposed by … Read More

Luxury Car Scam Targeting Canadian Buyers

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Edmonton—AMVIC, the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Alberta, is warning potential car buyers of another online hoax targeting Canadians. According to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, an Ottawa man nearly sent a $42,500 deposit for a Ferrari to a so-called dealer in Arizona. The man reported to OMVIC that he found a Ferrari … Read More

AMVIC hires manager of communications and education

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As AMVIC continues to grow and head in an exciting new direction, I am pleased to announce that Laura Lowe will be joining our team as Manager of Communications and Education. Laura is coming to AMVIC from CTV Edmonton where she was the Consumer Watch Reporter. Prior to that she held positions as a political … Read More

In the Driver’s Seat wins PACE award

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Edmonton… In the Driver’s Seat, a video aimed at increasing awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities for those buying a vehicle for the first time, has been recognized by Region IV of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) as the 2013 overall division award winner for an externally produced video. The PACE (Public … Read More