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Collection Agencies


Get behind on payments and the collection agencies start calling. Stress levels rise and soon you feel powerless. Find out what you can do to end the calls and the anxiety.

Additional Resources
• Your rights when it comes to collection agencies
• Information on collection agencies

Being an Informed Consumer


With all the different scams, options, sales, and contracts out there it is important that you take the time to educate yourself. Try our World Race Challenge and see if you have what it takes to be an Informed Consumer.


Additional Resources
• Learn more about how to protect yourself from fraud
• Tons of great information on being an informed consumer

Contracts: 10 questions to ask before you sign


Play Learning Guide Contracts can be hard to understand, with all that fine print and strange jargon. By using this learning guide you should be able to develop a list of 10 questions that you should ask before you sign any contract.


Additional Resources
• Ministry of Consumer Affairs - this site has tons of great information including sample letters etc.
• What is deposit insurance?
• Canadian Consumer Handbook
• Contracts - more information


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