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Fraud Prevention Month 2021: Protect yourself while shopping online

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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. Be aware of fraud online The internet is a gold mine for fraudsters such as curbers. Curbers are unlicensed

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Alternative consumer resources

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AMVIC is Alberta’s automotive regulator, enforcing consumer protection laws in automotive related transactions to create a fair marketplace in Alberta. AMVIC’s consumer services team reviews all complaints submitted via the online complaint process and determines appropriate follow-up actions. In 2019 – 2020, the consumer services team reviewed 2,485 complaints. AMVIC deals with complaints related to:

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New Year resolution: stay within your budget

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The year is nearly over and everyone is looking forward to 2021! Many people have resolutions and goals for the New Year, such as saving up enough money to buy their dream car or truck. No matter what your price range is, it’s essential to set a solid budget and stick to it. AMVIC encourages

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Valuable consumer resources – a gift from AMVIC

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The holidays are about giving so here are some valuable resources and information that Alberta consumers will find helpful. Scroll to open the gifts! Gift #1: all-in pricing. Did you know all-in pricing is the law? This means the price advertised is the price you pay! Any other charges and fees except GST and/or charges

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All-in pricing: negotiating extras

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You found a car you want to buy, you have a copy of the advertisement, but now you want to add some extras. How does that work? Automotive businesses must advertise the all-in price of a vehicle. The only mandatory fees that can be added to the advertised price of a vehicle are the GST

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