Category: Consumer bulletins

Buying a vehicle online?

| Consumer bulletins

If you’re considering purchasing a motor vehicle remotely, you can purchase or lease from an AMVIC-licensed business without visiting the automotive business in person. Online sales are allowed, as long as the business has a brick and mortar location. Laws that normally apply to vehicle purchasing in the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) still apply when

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Fraud Prevention Month: fraudulent information on documents

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AMVIC has 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. AMVIC wants to remind consumers to be aware of fraudulent information on documents. AMVIC is seeing an increase in complaints regarding fraudulent information being recorded on bills

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Fraud Prevention Month: curbers and backyard mechanics

| Consumer bulletins

AMVIC has 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. AMVIC wants to remind consumers to be aware of: Curbers. Curbers are illegal, unlicensed sellers who often sell damaged, stolen or odometer-tampered vehicles. Curbers are fake private

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Financial February: no “cooling off”

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February is the month for falling in love! Before you fall in love with your next vehicle, AMVIC wants you to keep in mind the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. Commitment can seem scary but once you buy, you can’t change your mind! In Alberta, there is no “cooling off” period. That

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Financial February: reject negative equity

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February is the month for falling in love! Before you fall in love with your next vehicle, AMVIC wants you to keep in mind the financial costs of buying and owning a vehicle. Have you ever heard of negative equity? That is when the amount you owe on a vehicle is actually more than what

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