Feb 29th, 2008
'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...
Aug 19th, 2015 by AnnaG
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...
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Do You Know About The 4 Day House Insurance Rule
An elderly cancer patient whose home flooded while she was getting treatment was denied coverage from Grey Power, because she left her house in Pembroke, Ont., unattended for more than four days. "I did not expect to be away from my house for any...
Apr 2nd, 2015 by Twila
Mid Life Crisis Marketing
List examples of ads that might cause a mid life crisis? The ad copy shouldn't say the words 'Mid Life Crisis' like the one above, but rather should just imply it. The best ones just suggest...
Mar 25th, 2015 by tay
Atlantic Van Lines tells single mom to pay 4 times quoted cost
"I feel like Ive been robbed. Even if I wanted to pay them this outrageous amount of money, nobody will answer me, and theres just no end in sight," Townsend said. Townsend said she believed that after loading her possessions in Regina the movers...
Make Sure You Know What to Do When You Get the Call
I got a call 2 weeks ago from someone purporting to be from my cable provider. They actually left a message with a return phone number, some sort of 1- 899 type number and said I had a virus that could affect their whole system and if I didn't contact...
Mar 15th, 2015 by Ludlow
If You Drive a Nissan Get It Checked
A man in Markham, Ontario is furious after his car, garage and home have been damaged due to lack of information from a Nissan recall. On February 13th he had taken his car to the dealership for regular maintenance checks and they verified that his...
Mar 15th, 2015 by petros
Oil Heading To $20 bbl BUT Pump Prices To Double
Who could be correct........? A strengthening dollar and economic weakness in Europe and China could drive crude prices as low as $20 per barrel, according to Raoul Pal of The Global Macro Investor newsletter. The dollar has been climbing...
Mar 6th, 2015 by tay
Don’t Make the Mistake of Installing Kitec in Your Home
Sold between 1995 and 2007, Kitec is a piping system that was used both for carrying water throughout a home and supplying water to radiant heating systems. The Kitec system used brass fittings as well as blue and orange flexible piping, which was made...
Mar 3rd, 2015 by tay
Chinese Lamintae Flooring Is Poisonous
Tested Laminate Flooring | Chinese Laminate Flooring Inspections Lumber Liquidators is the largest and fastest-growing retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, with over 360 stores in 46 states and revenues of more than a billion...
Mar 3rd, 2015 by tay
France wants companies to make appliances that last longer
France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last before they buy it. A new French government decree that came into effect this week aims at fighting so-called planned...
Bell Mobility is taking Canadians to court
February 23, 2015 Over the weekend, OpenMedia learned that Bell Mobility filed a motion with the Federal Court of Appeal in an attempt to reverse a recent CRTC decision that found the company to be unlawfully making competing mobile video apps and...
Starbucks Debuts Coconut Milk That Isn’t Coconut Milk
In an attempt to appeal to the non-dairy crowd, Starbucks is bringing coconut milk to the masses. Those who are committed to real food are no stranger to coconut milk. Its deliciously thick and creamy, full of healthy saturated fats, and low in...
Feb 13th, 2015 by tay
Kidde recalls 4.6 mill fire extinguishers in U.S., Canada
Kidde is recalling more than 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic valves may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released. The company has received 11 reports of extinguishers failing to...
Feb 8th, 2015 by JLM
Thief nabs $17,000 from B.C. woman using stolen driver's licence
A B.C. woman is speaking out after a thief managed to steal $17,000 from her bank account using only her stolen driver's licence. Heather Wallace Barnes says her wallet was stolen on Oct. 30, while she was working at a vintage clothing store in...
Jan 31st, 2015 by relic
2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Hondas recalled again
The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey,...
Jan 25th, 2015 by tay
New credit card phishing scam hits Canada
A new twist on the credit card phishing scam has emerged in Canada, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, an agency of the federal government. The new phishing scam is targeting people in the early morning, when they are sleepy and...
Delivery Man Goes 'Postal' With Packages
Delivery Man Goes 'Postal' With Packages Delivery Man Goes 'Postal' With Packages January 13, 2015 13:52 From RightThisMinute Delivery Man Goes 'Postal' With Packages : World : Videos
Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law
In a sharp escalation of penalties against automakers that skirt safety laws, the nations top auto safety agency has fined Honda Motor a record $70 million for grossly underreporting fatal accidents and injuries to the government, regulators said on...
Jan 1st, 2015 by eh1eh
Fake Android 'The Interview' app steals bank account details
The Interview, a highly controversial movie that was pulled from major cinemas and distributed mostly online (and only in the U.S.), sounds like a dream come true for scammers. It is no wonder, then, that a fake Android app has been making the...
Dec 17th, 2014 by tay
Apple pacts in Canada may have raised prices
Canadian consumers may have ended up paying higher prices for cellphones and wireless services because of contracts between Apple Inc's Canadian unit and domestic carriers, the Canadian Competition Bureau said in a court filing this week. The iPhone...
Dec 16th, 2014 by gopher
WalMart Meat not recalled for 3 days after it tested positive
The federal system designed to keep Canadian food safe to eat failed in December to prevent ground beef contaminated with E. coli from being offered for sale to consumers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's December recall of 31,000 pounds of...
GTA woman says Christmas tree might have led to cat’s death
GTA woman says Christmas tree might have led to cats death December 11, 2014 The Home Depot has pulled artificial frosted fir Christmas trees from its stores after a GTA woman, Kim Coates, said one might have poisoned her cat. GTA woman says...
How the Red Cross Can Claim A 91% 'donation usage rate'
Apparently they 'muddy the water' by counting blood donations along with financial donations they get from citizens to give the impression that they aren't spending much on admin costs...... The American Red Cross regularly touts how responsible it...
Nov 27th, 2014 by tay
Church falsely claims it can legally ordain ministers online
After a call from ServiceOntario, the couple discovered that the wedding ceremony wasn't just badly done it also wasn't official. The man who performed their ceremony was not a legally ordained minister in Canada and was not legally allowed to marry...
Nov 25th, 2014 by Walter
Report warns many Black Friday deals actually ‘white lies’
Savvy Black Friday shoppers should pay attention to products final price, not just how much theyre supposedly saving. Thats the takeaway from a new report released by Vancity Credit Union, which warns some major U.S. retailers inflate prices...
Nov 22nd, 2014 by tay
US Warns Citizens to Avoid Resort of Acapulco
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. In yet another blow to a coastal city once favored by U.S. movie stars and jet-setters in the...
Nov 21st, 2014 by tay
Banks/Dealers Do Double Speak on 8 yr Car Loans
I'll never forget the first time I heard a commercial for a '84 month car loan'. I was in the local Home Hardware and they had a radio station playing over the speaker system. At some point there was a commercial and the part I caught was '84 month...
U.S. Regulators Call for Takata Airbag Recall
In a significant shift, federal safety regulators on Tuesday called on automakers to conduct a nationwide recall of vehicles that contain drivers-side airbags made by the Japanese supplier Takata. The agency said it had yet to make a detailed list...
Nov 7th, 2014 by B00Mer
mass sterilization exercise
A mass sterilization exercise: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine Kenyas Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of...