Avoid Moving Scams and Shoddy Practices

Whether you’re moving neighbourhoods, cities, or countries, the stresses of moving can lead to damaged goods and fragile tempers. What could possibly go...

Do You Have A Trusted Advisor or Just A Salesperson?

When I first moved to Calgary in 1994, I was 25, I was single, and I needed a vacuum cleaner. I sat down...

The Most Impressive Budget I Ever Saw

If making a budget were a school project, I’ve seen some A+’s made by my clients over the years, and they’re not what...

Think Twice Before Buying from Social Media Ads

Social media advertising is an effective way for small business to get the word out about their products. Unfortunately, the same goes for...

How to Avoid Payment Scams

Avoid Payment Scams on Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, and OthersPeer-to-peer payment services such as PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle allow users to send money to...

Scammers are Pretending to be Your Neighbour

Are you experiencing an increase in the number of local calls to your home and/or cell phone? You’re not alone. This phenomenon is...

Got a New Device? Beware of Scams When Activating It

A favorite tactic of scammers is to convince consumers to pay for services that would otherwise be free. BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) is...

It’s Your Money… So Keep Some of It

I love hearing stories about people growing their wealth. I cheer on every one of them, and add ideas to my toolbox I...

E-Transfer Fraud

More people are skipping bank lines and saving time by sending, requesting and receiving money by e-transfer. While it is convenient to do...
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Use Caution When Asking for Auto Dial from Your Smart Device

Tell Alexa to play for your favorite song. Ask Siri about the weather. Use Google Assistant to turn down the air conditioner. But...
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Fake Cheque Scams

Fake Cheque ScamsWhile consumers may write fewer cheques in this era of electronic financial transactions, fake cheques are used in a variety of...
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Choosing an After School Tutor

Looking to hire an after-school tutor? BBB gives parents six steps for hiring a trustworthy academic advisor.With the start of the new school...