Scams

Patronized consumer alerts about companies in your area.

I was recently placing an order on Amazon.ca when I was offered an option to have free shipping if I joined Amazon Prime for a free 30 day trial....
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Pay a visit these days to Amazon.ca, and you’ll notice straightaway that it is awash with third-party sellers: businesses other than Amazon who use Amazon’s colossal e-commerce platform to...
New Home Comfort
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If you read our door-to-door scam artists article, you are undoubtedly aware that we received and wrote about an unsolicited visit from an Ottawa-based,...
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The latest door-to-door salesperson to visit our home was from a company called National Home Services (NHS). National Homes Services' approach was a...
Timeshares

We’ve all heard the horror stories of timeshare sales tactics or ongoing expenses. Some of us have been subjected to classic...
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In our original Mystery Shopping Basics post I mentioned that Google is your friend when it comes to...
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You’ve just sat down to dinner and the doorbell rings. You answer the door and an earnest young man is standing there holding a clipboard and wearing a...