Category: News

Pre-Paid Card Class Action Lawsuit

Posted May 9, 2019 by cccadmin in

Pre-paid cards are pretty popular these days. If you’re like most Canadians, you’ve probably received one as a gift. While pre-paid cards can be a nice stocking stuffer around the holidays or a gift for your adult child who is going away to university, they aren’t without their controversy. Pre-paid cards often come with their fair share of fees that can eat away at the balance. The fees have led to a class action lawsuit being filed in B.C.

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The Elaborate Gift Card Credit Card Scam

Posted May 2, 2019 by cccadmin in

The scammers are at it again. It’s an ongoing game of cat and mouse between the authorities and scammers. Once the authorities catch on to a scam, the scammers change their strategy. It’s important for credit cardholders to protect themselves, as scams are always evolving.

The latest such scam occurred to a woman in Calgary. When she received a phone call one day out of the blue, she thought she was helping Mastercard track down the thieves who supposedly stole her credit card, when she in fact she ended up helping out the scammers.

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Is the New Apple Credit Card a Game Changer?

Posted April 2, 2019 by CCC Staff in

From the iMac to the iPod to the iPhone, Apple has a reputation for mic drop moments. At its latest product launch on March 25th, Apple announced Apple Card – a Mastercard credit card backed by Goldman Sachs. Does this have the potential to shake up the credit card industry the way Airbnb shook up the hotel industry?

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Aeroplan Update: Aimia Approves Sale to Air Canada Consortium

Posted February 17, 2019 by cccadmin in

Credit: Nicky Boogaard

If you’re a member of Air Canada’s loyalty program, it’s been an interesting year to say the least. Over the last decade, Aeroplan has been run as a separate business. Last year Air Canada made the decision that it wanted to operate and monetize its own loyalty program, so it announced the split up with Aimia, the parent company of Aeroplan.

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How to Not Fall Victim to the CRA Phone Scam

Posted February 10, 2019 by CCC Staff in ,

Have you ever received a phone call from someone who claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) threatening to arrest you if you don’t pay up? You’re not alone. The “CRA phone scam,” as it’s come to be known, is quite prevalent in Canada. In fact, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, more than $15 million has been taken from about 4,000 Canadians through the CRA phone scam since 2014. (Although the actual number of victims and dollar amount stolen is likely a lot higher.)

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Marriott Reveals its New Rewards Program: Marriott Bonvoy

Posted February 9, 2019 by Sean Cooper in ,

A lot has been happening at Marriott International the past several months. Last summer Marriott International announced its plans to combine its three popular brands – Marriott, Starwood and St. Regis – as one loyalty portfolio. Members waited in anticipation for the new program that promised “unmatched benefits.” Now we finally know what it looks like. Here’s the inside scoop.

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