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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Protecting Your Credit Card When Using Presto

Posted February 11, 2019 by CCC Staff in

Today transit systems across the world are modernizing their systems. One of the ways they’re doing this is with fare collection. Using Toronto as an example, transit riders used to only have the option of paying by cash. A few years ago that changed when the TTC started accepting credit cards.

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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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What’s the Credit Card CVV and Why Does it Matter?

Posted January 9, 2019 by CCC Staff in

Everyone knows guarding your credit card number is important, but did you know that there’s another number on your credit card you should be guarding closely as well? Besides your credit card number, the most important number on your credit card is the CVV. You may have heard of this number, but do you truly understand what it is? Let’s take a closer look at what the CVV is and why it matters.

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Canada’s Privacy Commissioner to Issue Guidelines for Buying Cannabis Online with a Credit Card

Posted November 28, 2018 by cccadmin in

Are you planning to buy cannabis with your credit card and you’re concerned about your credit card statement falling into the wrong hands? You’re not alone. Although it may be legal to buy marijuana in Canada, cannabis for recreational purposes remains illegal in most other jurisdictions.

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