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October 10, 2008

CONSUMER TIPS AVAILABLE AS PART OF FREE 2009 CALENDAR

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Content Includes Advice, Facts On Scams, Rights, Safety: Selinger

Manitoba consumers can get useful information in the 2009 Protect Yourself calendar now being distributed free throughout the province, Finance Minister Greg Selinger announced today.
 
“Informed consumers are the best defence against frauds and scams in the marketplace,” said Selinger.  “The Protect Yourself calendar has information and advice on how to protect yourself as a shopper and even how to guard against fraud. There is also important contact information for agencies that can assist Manitobans.”
 
The calendar features a new issue each month and is available in English and French.  The topics this year include cancer-related health fraud, money management lessons, fraud prevention, safety for seniors, information for landlords and tenants, gift card or gift certificate facts, a legal information guide for seniors and tips from Crime Stoppers.
 
The calendar is available through consumers’ groups, seniors’ organizations and bilingual service centres throughout the province.  It is also available by calling the Consumers’ Bureau at 204‑945‑3800 or 1-800-782-0067 (toll-free).
 
The Manitoba Consumers’ Bureau responds to consumer complaints and provides information about a variety of issues.  Additional consumer tips may be found on the Canadian Consumer Information Gateway at www.consumerinformation.ca or on the Consumers’ Bureau website at www.gov.mb.ca/finance/cca/consumb.
 
The calendar is made possible through a partnership between the Consumer and Corporate Affairs Division of Manitoba Finance, Crime Stoppers, the Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat, Manitoba Public Insurance, the RCMP, Manitoba Gaming Control Commission, Age and Opportunity SafetyAid Program, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Competition Bureau and Canada Revenue Agency.
 
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