Consumer Awareness


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Future of Sears Canada looks grim, posts $144-million loss POPULAR!
Future of Sears Canada looks grim, posts $144-million loss Aleksandra Sagan, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:21... (by spaminator)
Jun 1st, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Sears to close another 72 stores
Sears to close another 72 stores Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: May 31, 2018 Updated: May 31, 2018 4:41 PM EDT (File Photo)Julia McKay / The Kingston Whig-Standard / Postmedia Network NEW YORK Sears will close another... (by spaminator)
May 29th, 2018 by ashleyrosa last post
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I want good ol' capitalism to KICK IN to provide CHeaper Internet!
High dollar, high value, high level of people using and using Internet.. What's the matter with the Internet service now days? Rogers and Sympatico...all together just raised their price by $10 dollar average in all services. 5 years ago, I used... (by YoungJoonKim)
Apr 17th, 2018 by Jinentonix last post
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Counterfeit cosmetics seized in L.A. contained lead, feces
Counterfeit cosmetics seized in L.A. contained lead, feces Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: April 16, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2018 9:28 PM EDT This April 12, 2018, photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows... (by spaminator)
Jan 27th, 2018 by Fiasco last post
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Bell Canada alerts customers to data breach — 100,000 affected: Reports
Bell Canada alerts customers to data breach 100,000 affected: Reports Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: January 23, 2018 Updated: January 23, 2018 2:42 PM EST Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun's Island, Wednesday, August 5,... (by spaminator)
Dec 26th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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happy boxing day/week
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Dec 16th, 2017 by Walter last post
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SOLD! Disney buys part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal
SOLD! Disney buys part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: December 14, 2017 Updated: December 14, 2017 9:02 AM EST FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo... (by spaminator)
Dec 2nd, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Stop donating canned goods to food banks
local food bank happily accepts gift cards for Costco, Foodland, etc......... Charity is great, but it's best to not do it in the most inefficient way imaginable Im begging you: Stop donating canned goods to food banks | National Post (by tay)
Nov 30th, 2017 by Cannuck last post
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MOM RIPS MICHAELS: Winnipeg mom blasts store over miniature ‘Wild West’ toy depicting
MOM RIPS MICHAELS: Winnipeg mom blasts store over miniature Wild West toy depicting American Indians Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: November 28, 2017 Updated: November 28, 2017 1:44 PM EST Erin Vandale. (CTV Winnipeg) ... (by spaminator)
Nov 27th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Giant Tiger loss prevention employee suspended amid racial profiling allegations
Giant Tiger loss prevention employee suspended amid racial profiling allegations Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: November 26, 2017 Updated: November 26, 2017 12:23 PM EST REGINA Giant Tiger says an employee has been suspended... (by spaminator)
Nov 26th, 2017 by tay last post
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Millions of cable modems affected by hardware bug
Hundreds of millions of cable modems affected by Intel Puma hardware bug that makes them susceptible to DoS and latency issues. Bad Modems (by tay)
Nov 24th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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happy black friday
tell us what you bought. any fights? ;) (by spaminator)
Nov 23rd, 2017 by tay last post
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Bell customers, employees flood CBC about high-pressure sales
Bell Canada customers and employees from coast to coast are speaking out in the wake of a Go Public investigation into customer upselling at Canada's biggest telecom. "Enough is enough," said Shaelene McInnis of Oshawa, Ont., who discovered that Bell... (by tay)
Nov 18th, 2017 by Angstrom last post
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How Not to Buy a Car
Marketplace went undercover at 10 car dealerships to investigate what salespeople are telling you about car financing. Are they revealing everything you need to know? And what are the techniques are they using to get you into a more... (by tay)
Nov 18th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Germany bans children's smartwatches
Such watches - which are sold by a large number of providers in Germany - are generally aimed at children between the ages of five and 12. Most are equipped with a Sim card and a limited telephony function and are set up and controlled via an app. ... (by tay)
Nov 17th, 2017 by tay last post
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New scam mimics family members' phone number
One Hamilton-area woman, whose identity Citynews agreed to keep anonymous, says she was scammed out of $10,000 when a caller pressured her to deposit money into a bitcoin machine or her husbands life would be in danger. The woman says that while she knew... (by tay)
Nov 10th, 2017 by Cannuck last post
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Canadian Black Friday Sales Already Being Advertised
I don't know why I go through all the flyers we get once a week, but I do. I was sort of taken aback when I saw the Home Depot is already having a Black Friday(2017) sale although I saw nothing I need......... (by tay)
Nov 8th, 2017 by TenPenny last post
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WTF! Shoppers & Loblaws Cards Merging
The WTF for me is the Medias frantic promotion over this earth shattering event. I'm listening to the radio and they have a spot where Ken Shaw of CTV news comes on in an authoritative voice warning of this event and to watch his newscast for what it... (by tay)
Nov 4th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Attention Shoppers; New Dollar Store On Your Way
Experts say Dollarama, Canadas homegrown dollar store king, may have to keep a close eye on the new entrant into the value retailer market Sales staff in a Miniso shop. Miniso is a Japanese lifestyle and fast fashion brand that sells merchandise such... (by tay)
Nov 2nd, 2017 by tay last post
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TripAdvisor deleting users accounts of rape and assault
In late July, a woman from Indianapolis posed a question on TripAdvisor: Should she and her husband travel to Riviera Maya for a Mexican vacation? They had read about problems with alcohol at the resorts vacationers who blacked out and were... (by tay)
Nov 1st, 2017 by tay last post
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Never mind the price of gas, get the Bread
The Competition Bureau has raided the offices of Loblaw, Metro, George Weston in a criminal investigation tied to alleged price fixing. (by tay)
Oct 24th, 2017 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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61,000 dishwashers recalled in Canada, fire hazard
The recall applies to dishwasher models from several companies Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, Kenmore, and Jenn-Air. The issue, according to Health Canada, stems from the appliances power cords. The kitchen appliances were sold between January 2013 and... (by tay)
Oct 21st, 2017 by Mowich last post
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Judge tosses $417 million award against Johnson & Johnson
Judge tosses $417 million award against Johnson & Johnson Robert Jablon, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 10:34 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 10:42 PM EDT LOS ANGELES A judge on Friday tossed out a $417... (by spaminator)
Oct 21st, 2017 by tay last post
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Big Equifax Hack
Equifax announced today that 143 million US-based users had their personal information compromised this year. Attackers reportedly exploited a vulnerability on Equifax's website to steal names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and, in some... (by tay)
Aug 30th, 2017 by lone wolf last post
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Car dealer remotely disables car over $200 fee
Bury, Que., resident Daniel Lallier signed a four-year lease for a Kia Forte LX back in May from Kia Sherbrooke. Two months later, the 20-year-old's grandmother offered to buy the car outright when he lost his job and couldn't make his weekly payments. ... (by tay)
Aug 26th, 2017 by Blackleaf last post
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London Pub Defends Charging £13.40 for a Pint of Beer.
London pub defends 13.40 price of pint (by tay)
Aug 18th, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Lawyer: Woman didn't exploit e-retailer's glitch, she just spotted a deal
Lawyer: Woman didn't exploit e-retailer's glitch, she just spotted a deal THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 05:44 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 05:53 PM EDT BRICK, N.J. The lawyer for a woman accused of... (by spaminator)
Aug 4th, 2017 by bill barilko last post
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Renewing a Credit Card
Any one else have this happen? My card expired in October and since I rarely use it I didn't attempt to activate the new card until today. Anyways I call the 1 800 Master Card number and all is going well until he asks for my drivers license... (by tay)
Jul 22nd, 2017 by spaminator last post
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FedEx Office closing Canadian stores, 214 jobs affected
FedEx Office closing Canadian stores, 214 jobs affected THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 01:34 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 21, 2017 01:39 PM EDT TORONTO Shipping giant FedEx is closing its FedEx Office stores in Canada after... (by spaminator)
Jun 28th, 2017 by Hoof Hearted last post
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Canada is facing yet another flour recall
It comes on the heels of a separate massive, national flour recall sparked by another E. coli outbreak one that made some people so sick, they ended up in hospital. "I'm still upset over what happened, and my two-year-old, he is still recovering,"... (by tay)
Jun 5th, 2017 by gopher last post
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American Pediatricians take aim at juice
It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children' The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If youre craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of... (by tay)
Jun 4th, 2017 by petros last post
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Bell, Rogers, Telus raise some internet prices
while small providers drop theirs. "Here we go again they've got their hand in my pocket," says Toronto Bell customer Larry McLean about his latest price increase. "We're paying too much." The hikes come on the heels of a CRTC ruling declaring... (by tay)
May 13th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Imodium!? No kidding.....
A popular drug that promises rapid relief from diarrhea is worrying doctors and emergency room staff because of the dangerous high it gives opioid abusers. The over-the-counter medication Imodium, whose main ingredient, loperamide, is an opioid, is... (by tay)
Apr 28th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can
Man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 03:29 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Apr 5th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy protection
Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy protection | World | News | Toronto Sun (by spaminator)
Mar 30th, 2017 by Jinentonix last post
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Always demand a receipt or in a case like this
pay be cheque only as proof of payment.......... Several hundred customers of GoodLife Fitness are learning they may have been the victims of fraud after the memberships they paid for were never legitimately registered with the company. Francesco... (by tay)
Mar 25th, 2017 by taxslave last post
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Air Milers Say They Are Getting Hosed
In the race to redeem their Air Miles before they expire, many collectors are expressing frustrations about limited rewards options. "You're pretty much hosed," claims Toronto collector John MacKenzie. At the close of 2011, Air Miles introduced a... (by tay)
Mar 12th, 2017 by tay last post
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This is why I have CAA
"All they said is, 'Don't worry about it, the insurance company will pay for it,'" Hollo said. When Hollo called the dealership the next day, he got a shock. "They were asked for $4287.50 plus tax, plus money for storage," he said. "They weren't... (by tay)
Mar 10th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Buckley’s syrups recalled over potential choking hazard
Buckleys syrups recalled over potential choking hazard (by spaminator)
Mar 10th, 2017 by tay last post
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Plan ahead for funerals to avoid ripoffs
Investigation finds big markups, confusing charges and pushy tactics at major funeral home chain When Judy Wood's sister, Diana Parent, died at age 56, the family knew what she wanted: a simple cremation and a celebration. But when Wood went to... (by tay)
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)