Consumer Awareness


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Feb 26th, 2017 by tay last post
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Pick up the Effing Phone and ask if it's Legit
Are people just getting dumber by the day or will we learn that this was an inside job with the Treasurer as an accomplice? I'm not involved with minor hockey but for what reason would there be a request for $145,000.00 IMMEDIATELY? If I was the... (by tay)
Feb 8th, 2017 by bill barilko last post
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Canadian Tire Hacked
Watch your credit cards if you have a CC one.... EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Tire website breached, consumer accounts in question | Globalnews.ca (by tay)
Feb 4th, 2017 by Hoof Hearted last post
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High Risk Baby Food Recall In Canada
The CFIA issued a "high-risk" release Saturday which warned that 128 millilitre packets of the baby food with Oct. 31, 2017 expiry date stamped on the label should not be used because they could contain the bacteria which produces botulism. Loblaw... (by tay)
Jan 28th, 2017 by Cannuck last post
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Can You Hear Me?’ Scam Growing
All of us, our natural response is to say, 'Yes,' or 'Sure,' or 'Yes I can,' said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do. Police say scammers record your "yes" response. In one variation of the scam documented by the Better... (by tay)
Jan 27th, 2017 by Mokkajava last post
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"Shimmers" are the newest form of credit card skimmers
Consumers and retailers be on guard: there's a new and more devious way for fraudsters to steal your credit and debit card information. "Shimmers" are the newest form of credit card skimmers, only smaller, more powerful and practically impossible to... (by tay)
Jan 14th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Mary Brown's Jingle Contest Offers Chicken Feed
Mary Brown's is having a jingle writing contest (by tay)
Jan 14th, 2017 by 55Mercury last post
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Boots recalled because their tread leaves swastika imprints
Boots recalled because their tread leaves swastika imprints Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post First posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 10:57... (by spaminator)
Jan 13th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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India outraged over national flag doormats sold on Amazon
India outraged over national flag doormats sold on Amazon | World | News | Toron Amazon apologizes to India for selling doormats with national flag | Canada | Ne (by spaminator)
Dec 28th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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happy boxing day/week
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Dec 18th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Home Hardware Stores co-founder Walter Hachborn dies at 95
Home Hardware Stores co-founder Walter Hachborn dies at 95 | Canada | News | Tor (by spaminator)
Dec 6th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Christmas trees selling for US$1,000 in NYC; ‘To find a good one is difficult’
Christmas trees selling for US$1,000 in NYC; To find a good one is difficult Postmedia Network First posted: Monday, December 05, 2016... (by spaminator)
Nov 16th, 2016 by petros last post
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'I saw the little leg'; Woman found dead mouse in 'pungent' Zara dress, suit claims
'I saw the little leg'; Woman found dead mouse in 'pungent' Zara dress, suit claims Postmedia Network First posted: Tuesday, November 15,... (by spaminator)
Nov 14th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Toyota to Pay $3.4 Billion for Rusty Frames
Toyota is settling the class action lawsuit brought by the owners of Toyota Tacomas, Tundras, and Sequoias by paying $3.4 billion to cover approximately 1.5 million trucks. The settlement was reportedly reached on Oct 31, 2016. The following trucks... (by tay)
Nov 9th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Size does matter: Fans outraged as Toblerone shrinks
Size does matter: Fans outraged as Toblerone shrinks Jamey Keaten, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 01:30 PM... (by spaminator)
Nov 5th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Samsung Recalling 2.8 Million Washing Machines
Were talking about ... a very serious hazard of the top of these washing machines completely blowing off, Elliot Kaye Kaye said the tops of the affected units werent secured enough based on a design failure. And the top just completely blows off.... (by tay)
Nov 4th, 2016 by Goober last post
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Fiat Chrysler To Buy Back Defective Vehicles
Fiat Chrysler To Buy Back Defective Vehicles Meanwhile in Canada the consumer is screwed. You can blame every past Govt and the present one for not improving laws and protecting consumers. The auto makers have to much political weight for this to... (by Goober)
Oct 28th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Jury awards $72M to woman in baby powder lawsuit
Jury awards $72M to woman in baby powder lawsuit THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 12:35 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Oct 21st, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Woman claims Expedia wrote ‘F--- you’ on itinerary, cancelled trip after she left a b
Woman claims Expedia wrote F--- you on itinerary, cancelled trip after she left a bad review Postmedia Network First posted: Thursday,... (by spaminator)
Oct 19th, 2016 by Cannuck last post
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Be Careful At The Gas Pump
An online video showing a Petro-Canada pumping station in Laval charging clients even when they weren't fuelling their car has gone viral, with more than one million views since it was posted Oct. 6. Saint-Eustache resident Dylan Fisher took two videos... (by tay)
Oct 2nd, 2016 by PoliticalNick last post
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The outrage in your credit card's fine print
The outrage in your credit card's fine print By: Webmaster Tags: ECONOMY LINK:: GO TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE During the housing bubble, credit-card vendors inflated interest rates even as the Fed slashed them and found increasingly sneaky ways... (by Stretch)
Sep 22nd, 2016 by Danbones last post
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$30 to Make a DIY EpiPen
The recent furor over the drug company Mylan jacking up the price of lifesaving EpiPens has brought out the biohackers. A team of DIY enthusiasts calling themselves Four Thieves Vinegar have published plans that will allow anyone to build a device to... (by tay)
Sep 22nd, 2016 by tay last post
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HP Owners Blocked From Cheap Printer Ink
HP is copping with an international backlash after thousands of owners of its printers were suddenly blocked from using cheaper, third-party ink cartridges. And consumer advocacy group Choice says it will begin investigating whether HP has breached... (by tay)
Sep 17th, 2016 by petros last post
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Acetaminophen is the most common cause of liver injury
in Canada. Health Canada's new labelling rules for acetaminophen are not strict enough, and the extra-strength products should be removed from store shelves, some doctors say. Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used pain and fever relievers in... (by tay)
Sep 15th, 2016 by Corduroy last post
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E-cigarette battery explodes in woman's Louis Vuitton bag at mall
E-cigarette battery explodes in woman's Louis Vuitton bag at mall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 09:30 AM... (by spaminator)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Sometimes it worth paying extra for shipping
There are couriers who will go directly to the consignee. Yes it costs more and they may insist on a wooden crate but..... A Winnipeg woman says she is outraged after finding out a courier she used to ship an heirloom painting to her nephew in Montreal... (by tay)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Will look great with your $1,125 patched up shirt
and $1,125 "army jacket lounge pants." Golden Goose pink distressed suede Superstar low-top sneakers detailed at vamp and counter with duct tape. $525.00 1"/25mm midsole (approximately)Rounded toe, metallic silver debossed lettering at lightly... (by tay)
Aug 12th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Cyclospora outbreak possibly linked to imported produce
The bug is spread by people ingesting food contaminated with feces, which public health officials call poor toileting practices farm workers defecating in fields, or not washing their hands after a bowel movement, for example. The federal government... (by tay)
Aug 11th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Advice for designating a power of attorney
I will be forever haunted by the memory of the look of horror on my mothers face when she saw the balance on her TD account was $14.54, Royales other son Ron Klimitz said in a victim impact statement he prepared for the sentencing. Solomon Klimitz... (by tay)
Jul 20th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Planned obsolescence of the LED
In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to regularly buy bulbs and keep the manufacturers in... (by tay)
May 11th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Video: Texas family believes light-up shoes caused car fire
Video: Texas family believes light-up shoes caused car fire A familys toddler kicked off his light-up shoes in their car Friday night and left them there. The next day, the shoes and the car were a charred, smoky mess. KPRCs Syan Rhodes has the... (by spaminator)
May 11th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Video: Dead rodent allegedly found inside Dr. Pepper bottle
Video: Dead rodent allegedly found inside Dr. Pepper bottle A Texas man alleges a dead rodent was found inside a soda bottle. KPRCs Jennifer Bauer has the details. May 10, 2016, 3:28 PM Video: Dead rodent allegedly found inside Dr. Pepper bottle (by spaminator)
Feb 1st, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Wal-Mart to close 269 stores
Wal-Mart to close 269 stores Nathan Layne, REUTERS First posted: Friday, January 15, 2016 09:58 AM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Jan 27th, 2016 by petros last post
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Exploding e-cigarette battery severely burns 26-year-old man
Exploding e-cigarette battery severely burns 26-year-old man THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 01:44 PM EST |... (by spaminator)
Jan 26th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Caffeinated toothpaste offers 'rush while you brush'
Caffeinated toothpaste offers 'rush while you brush' Postmedia Network First posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 02:31 PM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Jan 9th, 2016 by tay last post
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No deal: Some brands make lower-quality products just for outlet stores: investigatio
No deal: Some brands make lower-quality products just for outlet stores: investigation Postmedia Network First posted: Friday, January 08, 2016 05:58 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 5th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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mom confronts barista for stealing
Mom Who Confronted Starbucks Worker For Stealing: 'Everyone Needs to Know What She Did' - Inside Edition (by spaminator)
Dec 14th, 2015 by Walter last post
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More like FourDollarama: Dollarama raising top prices to $4
More like FourDollarama: Dollarama raising top prices to $4 by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 10, 2015 7:55 am EST Last Updated Dec 10, 2015 at 9:16 am EST Dollarama is taking the first steps towards accepting credit cards as... (by spaminator)
Nov 27th, 2015 by spaminator last post
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happy black friday
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Oct 2nd, 2015 by AnnaG last post
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Samsung TVs less energy efficient in real life than in tests
Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung (link is external) TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency... (by tay)
Sep 26th, 2015 by Walter last post
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Hyundai recalling 470,000 Sonatas, 100,000 Accents
Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail. The recall covers 470,000 Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-litre... (by tay)
Sep 20th, 2015 by taxslave last post
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'Microsoft' scammer threatens to kill B.C. man
The "Microsoft tech support" scam is now the biggest telephone ripoff in Canada — but as B.C. man Jakob Dulisse found, callers are using increasingly nasty tactics to steal our money. Dulisse of Nelson, B.C., decided to take matters into his own... (by tay)
Aug 19th, 2015 by spaminator last post
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Ikea recalls Patrull nightlights because of shock risk
Ikea recalls Patrull nightlights because of shock risk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 07:58 PM EDT | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Aug 19th, 2015 by AnnaG last post
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Summitt Energy Scam
Summitt Energy Scam Posted via Canadian Content It's something you may have already come across before and if you haven't, a family member or neighbour probably has. They're Energy resellers who often canvass neighbourhoods in search of unsuspecting... (by Tony The Bot)
Aug 3rd, 2015 by tay last post
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Valeant Pharma raises the cost of two heart-saving drugs by 212 % and 525 %
Pharmaceutical companies justify huge drug price markups on the ground that the research to develop the drug was, itself, hugely expensive. In February, a Canadian company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, decided to raise the price of two... (by tay)
Jul 11th, 2015 by spaminator last post
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Reddit user blames Canada Post for poor practises
Reddit user blames Canada Post for poor practises Ottawa Sun staff First posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 05:02 PM EDT | Updated: ... (by spaminator)