Ads in the Edmonton Journal February 5 & 6, 2016 promote hotel free events Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Yet again, the ads set the bait for this scheme. (Note these ads are also appearing in the Calgary Herald)
The ads, as usual, contain the misleading quote from “Warren Buffet” (sic). The text references a photo that is not longer appearing in the ads. It seems like no one at the newspapers, the Canadian Competition Bureau, or at Ad Standards Canada is reading these ads carefully. Will these parties contribute to a fund to compensate consumers who lose significant money?
The details of the purchase by the “Vancouver Couple” are set out in an earlier post on this blog.
As usual, watch out, do your homework. Read about how these “seminar schemes” work so you are prepared. The ad does not mention a web site. What’s with that? You will want to Google the various parties involved. Read the Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Province, and CBC news stories.