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Secret trackers and hidden cameras expose how some movers could be ripping you off
A group of moving companies is offering low quotes and then increasing the total cost of moves by thousands of dollars — in some cases grossly over-estimating the weight of goods to be moved, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
Up to 10% of homes could now be 'uninsurable' because of flood risk. Yours may be one of them
Marketplace reveals many homeowners are unaware of and unprepared for the growing threat of flooding because of confusing insurance policies, murky real estate rules and incomplete floodplain maps.
Best Buy to review third-party marketplace after CBC investigation finds damaged products
Following multiple complaints from viewers, CBC’s Marketplace decided to put Best Buy’s Marketplace to the test. After purchasing 12 “refurbished” devices from third-party vendors, industry experts flagged five of them for having issues.
It pays to get a 2nd home appraisal, especially if you're a Black homeowner, hidden camera investigation shows
Almost a million home appraisals happen in Canada every year, and the outcomes can determine the terms of a mortgage or whether a homeowner can make use of equity for things like renovations or paying off debts.
Oilsands workers describe a culture of racist jokes, bullying and being shut out of the industry
Workers in Alberta's oilsands sector are speaking out about racial discrimination they say they faced on the job, telling CBC's Marketplace of racist jokes, preferential treatment for white colleagues and exclusion from permanent jobs and promotions.
Credit card chargebacks a challenge for some airline customers
Marketplace has heard from many people who were unsatisfied with credit for future travel after their flights were cancelled. Some have sought refunds through a chargeback from their credit card company, but have met with resistance.
Has COVID-19 messed up your finances? Here's how to fight for a fair deal
Consumer rights advocate Ellen Roseman did a Q&A with Marketplace co-host Asha Tomlinson addressing a number of Canadians' concerns, including everything from rents and mortgages to daycares.
'I felt like a criminal': Airbnb hosts ask guests to lie, sneak around in covert rentals
Use the back door. Avoid the lobby if you're carrying luggage. Don't talk to neighbours. Say you're visiting a cousin. And most importantly, don't mention Airbnb. As cities and buildings around the world crack down on short-term rental platforms, hosts are asking guests to lie about who they are and why they're there.
Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won
Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?
In the battle against alcohol addiction, one court aims to turn around lives
The Alcohol Monitored Pilot Program is the latest example of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Court's efforts to reach more people with its treatment-based programs.