Consumer protection tips and information

Guidance to help consumers and businesses protect themselves from fraud and unfair business practices.


Be aware of unsolicited attempts to obtain personal information about your identity, online accounts, or money.

Find tipsheets that can help both consumers and businesses protect themselves in various transactions and market situations.

Find out what a collection agency can and cannot do, how debt repayment agencies work and what creditors do.

Get helpful tips and learn how we’re working to improve our provincial cybersecurity posture.

Protecting Alberta consumers from misleading, high-pressure sales practices for energy products.

Rules and regulations surrounding the use of gift cards in Alberta.

Company information, complaints, automobile insurance, ride-for-hire services, floods, wildfires, voluntary sector and property insurance.

Information about how payday loans work in Alberta, including the annual Payday Lending Report and how to find out if a lender is licensed.

Examples of unfair practices and how the Consumer Protection Act protects consumers from unfair business practices.

Reality Choices is a consumer resource for young Albertans who are moving away from home for the first time.