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Consumers have more choices than ever before. There are so many ways to spend your money, and even more ways to lose it. That’s why viewers tune in each week to CTV News Consumer Watch Reporter Lea Williams-Doherty.
A former trial lawyer, Lea cuts through the jargon and brings you information you need so that you don’t turn into a victim. Regularly reporting on how consumers can protect themselves against unethical business practices, Lea prepares you with questions that should be asked when entering into a contract.
Consumer Watch Stories
Volkswagen's commercial vehicles and cars from its Spanish unit SEAT are among the 11 million fitted with a diesel engine that can cheat on emissions tests, the company said Tuesday.
The former owner of a condominium unit says she is missing out on a financial windfall that was meant for her after the board cut a cheque from the proceeds of litigation to the new owner.
Officials at Symons Valley Ranch say that the public should be aware that someone is posing as a wedding planner at the facility, and going so far as securing deposits from couples but not delivering.
A website that booked hard-to-find reservations at popular Walt Disney World restaurants and charged customers a fee for them has ceased operations.
Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace the engines because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.
A member of Volkswagen's supervisory board says he expects further resignations at the German automaker in the wake of the scandal over rigged U.S. emissions tests.
The Better Business Bureau is warning of an e-mail phishing scam making the rounds in Canada, targeting victims and trying to steal their Apple ID account information.
Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged putting stealth software in millions of vehicles worldwide. The crisis has already cost VW more than 24 billion euros ($26 billion) in market value.
Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.
General Motors will pay US$575 million to settle hundreds of civil lawsuits filed against the company over faulty small-car ignition switches, including the bulk of pending wrongful death and injury cases.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 250,000 trucks sold in Canada to deal with problems that may affect driver-side airbag deployment and steering in Ram pickups and Chassis Cabs.
A cucumber recall in Canada triggered by a suspected salmonella outbreak in the United States is being expanded.
One of Canada's largest auto insurance providers is teaming with Uber to create products tailored for the ride-hailing service, after concerns emerged that some insurance policies may not cover drivers using their personal vehicles for commercial gain.
Police say they are becoming more aware of increasingly aggressive tactics being used to target Calgarians through the use of what’s called the ‘CRA Scam’.
Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.
Canadians on average are socking away more money for potential financial emergencies than in the past, but a new survey has found that almost a quarter are still living paycheque to paycheque.
It’s just a few weeks until Calgary’s college and university students head back to school and scammers have come up with some clever ways to take advantage of those first time renters.
Kellogg's will ban artificial flavours and colours from all of its cereals worldwide including Special K and Frosted Flakes, it said Wednesday.
Brewery now repurposes the yeast slurry waste that usually gets thrown out during the beer fermentation process, so it can be turned into ethanol fuel.
Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.
The majority of Canadians now bank online and many use e-Transfers to pay for things but thieves are also taking advantage of the convenience of Internet banking.
A new $5M class-action lawsuit has been launched by the victims of Treadz, a defunct Calgary consignment dealer, against the provincial regulatory body they say should have protected them.
The shooting of nine people at church in South Carolina on Wednesday has prompted many people to want to donate to the families of the victims and the BBB is advising donors to be aware of the potential for fund raising scams.
BlackBerry is foregoing its famous physical keyboard in its newest smartphone.