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Course Details
Course Title Consumer Protection Laws - Part II
Conestoga Course Code SOCS1220
Host College Lambton College
OntarioLearn Course Code LA-CACP1111
Start Date 05/01/2020
End Date 05/29/2020
Course Fee $111.60
Hours 10
Pre-requisites SOCS1150
Course Description Part I of this course focuses on consumer protection laws aimed at collection agencies, credit reporting agencies, itinerant salespersons, and unfair business practices. We review applicable laws such as the Collection Agencies Act, Credit Reporting Act, Consumer Reporting Act and the Consumer Protection Act. In part II, we focus on energy rebillers, cell phone contracts, consumer fraud (internet, telephone, and mail), payday loans, and other timely topics. We review the protections afforded by the Ontario Energy Board Act, the Payday Loans Act, and other consumer protection laws. Knowing how to recognize fraudulent and unfair business practices, and knowing which laws protect against these unscrupulous activities, can greatly enhance the power of community advocates to support overwhelmed consumers.
Midterm Exam Format No exam requirement
Final Exam Format Online-no supervision requirement
Final Exam Group 05/01/2020 
Other Evaluation Details Assignments 50%, Final Exam 50% The final exam is due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the last day of the course. It will be posted by the instructor in the discussion board no less than three days before the due date. Students must achieve a passing grade for all assignments and the final exam in order to pass the course.
Minimum Passing Mark 55
Mandatory Chats No
Mandatory Group Work
Other Details
Platform d2l/brightspace
Computer Software Requirements
Textbook Information No textbook required.
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