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Taking care of business

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

You’ve read about it in the media and on your social media feeds. Maybe you know someone who’s been a victim, or maybe you’ve been a target yourself. In the last year alone, scam artists have taken advantage of Canadian businesses to the tune of $24.5 million. However, it is estimated that only 5% of fraud is reported so the impact is likely much greater.

Non-delivery scams: When nothing comes to those who wait

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

Yes! You’ve been shopping online for weeks for dumbbells and you’ve finally found the perfect ones. They’re the right style, the right size, and a great price! You click on the big red “Buy now!” button, and the site processes your payment and promises that you will be enjoying your new dumbbells in two weeks’ time.

Fraud Prevention Month 2021: Watch out for Online Scams

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

As Canadians turn to online services and rely on the digital marketplace more than ever, it’s important they have the tools and information they need to protect themselves from online fraud. This March, online scams will be at the centre of the Fraud Prevention Month campaign.

Investigation of FlightHub ends with $5.8M in total penalties for company and directors

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

In addition to a $5 million penalty for FlightHub Group Inc., two company directors have agreed to penalties of $400,000 each after the Competition Bureau concluded that the online travel agency charged customers hidden fees, authored positive customer reviews to promote its services, and made numerous false or misleading claims about its prices and other flight-booking services.

Providing value for taxpayer dollars through competition

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

As governments across Canada enact stimulus measures in support of the country’s economic recovery, competition in public procurement is becoming increasingly important.

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