Imagine you’re looking for a good price on a flight for your summer vacation. Your budget is tight but you want to squeeze it in. After a long search..you find it..and you book it! But….did you think to check which currency was used in the advertised price? When shopping online…for anything, be sure to play close attention to the dollar prices displayed. Be aware that they may not be shown in Canadian dollars (CAD).
Look for more than the ‘$’ symbol. Instead look for the currency code: “CAD’ or “Can$” or C$ to distinguish it from American Dollars. Also, check for pricing options; do some research and read the fine print. If you have been misled into thinking you were paying in Canadian dollars when you were in fact paying in another currency, report it to the Competition Bureau and include as much information as possible.
source: Competition Bureau