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Consumer Protection Office

Shopping Safely Online

Online shopping is different from shopping at your local mall — you can’t talk to the merchant, touch the product you want to buy or keep an eye on your credit card information. Here are some tips to help you and your family shop safely online.


Who you are dealing with

What you are buying

What you are agreeing to

What you can do when you are not happy with your purchase

Whether your kids are surfing safely

Here are links to some other great websites that can help you and your family become internet savvy:

What the business does with the information it collects from you

Whether the payment system is secure

Be careful about…

Online auctions

Buying internationally

Stay away from…

These are all good indicators of fraud. Check the following websites for more information:

Additional Information

This information is brought to you by the ministries responsible for Consumer Protection in the provinces and territories (list of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Consumer Affairs Offices), along with the Office of Consumer Protection at Industry Canada.

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