Category: Consumer bulletins

Do you know what an “offer to purchase” is?

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Have you ever gone into a dealership and after test driving a car or asking the dealer to bring in a specific model, you were presented with an “offer to purchase”? The document might state terms and conditions about the purchase or order of the vehicle and require some sort of upfront payment. Sometimes this

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2020 – 2021 AMVIC annual report just released

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2020 – 2021 AMVIC annual report highlights: Peek at the highlights for the fiscal year (page 2). How the new AMVIC Online improved stakeholder experiences and streamlined the complaint process for consumers (page 7). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 10). Read about enforcement actions and

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AMVIC’s newest partner: Crime Stoppers

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In our efforts to protect consumers and industry from unfair practices in Alberta’s automotive business industry, AMVIC regularly works with local agencies and organizations such as Edmonton Police Service (EPS), Calgary Police Service (CPS), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Alberta Transportation, the federal Fraud Prevention Forum Partners, and now Crime Stoppers. Should a situation

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Fraud Prevention Month 2021: Fraud prevention year-round

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AMVIC has once again partnered with the Competition Bureau’s Fraud Prevention Forum to raise awareness on fraud and educate consumers and industry on how to recognize, reject and report fraud. Although March is Fraud Prevention Month, being aware of fraud is a year-round task when it comes to being a smart consumer. Educate yourself You

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Fraud Prevention Month 2021: Taking it offline

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March is Fraud Prevention Month and AMVIC is once again partnering with the Competition Bureau’s Fraud Prevention Forum to raise awareness on fraud and educate consumers and industry on how to recognize, reject and report fraud. Shopping online during the pandemic The pandemic has changed the way we do many things, in particular our shopping

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