This book will do for consumer advocacy what the Wealthy Barber did for investors! Across the country police forces are doubling and tripling their fraud squads. Every other day we get email messages to be on the alert about one scam or another. There is no doubt that consumer crime is on the rise.
Pat Foran, consumer advocate and host of CTV''s Consumer Alert, has obtained refunds of thousands of dollars, been able to reverse dubious contracts and lobbied governments to review and even change legislation, through many of his investigations. He is bombarded with calls from loyal viewers requesting information on how to avoid rip-offs or get assistance recouping funds from cheats. Now he brings to all Canadians the valuable information he has collected together in one concise and easy-to-read source.
Based on real-life investigations, he covers it all - from choosing daycare, to buying insurance, to getting your car through emissions testing and much much more.
Canadian Consumer Alert will provide Canadians coast-to-coast with the information they need to protect themselves and their hard-earned cash. Foran explains what consumers should be on the lookout for, how to spot a scammer and what to do if something is not quite right. He addresses such questions as:
- How to get off mailing lists
- How to check your credit rating
- Whether or not you need a home inspection when buying a new house
- How to get a better interest rate
- Leasing your car versus buying AND many other common scams and swindles
As a consumer advocate Pat Foran fights for the rights of consumers and helps bring to light the strong products and services they deserve. In Canadian Consumer Alert he arms them with the information they need to buy smart, avoid traps and save money. Pat Foran is an award-winning journalist and the host of Consumer Alert, a popular segment on CFTO News, reaching an audience of over 700,000 in Ontario alone. His segments also appear on the CFTO affiliate stations across Canada and on CTV Newsnet, CTV''s 24-hour news service. He is also a regular guest on Canada AM, seen coast to coast as their consumer advocate specialist.