As Canada’s top consumer watchdog, we look out for your health, your safety and your money. Hosts Asha Tomlinson and David Common bring you inside eight action-...
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Moving day is hard enough
Police say these movers quote low, but charge high once they pick up your stuff — effectively holding it ransom for payment. As the list of charges grows to the hundreds, we update you on our months-long undercover investigation into the world of movers who are accused of scamming customers. Listen as a major police operation unfolds and our journalists push for answers from company bosses.
Do you know the ‘Doc of Detox’?
Darrell Wolfe, a self-described health practitioner who calls himself the “Doc of Detox”, is selling unproven alternative treatments in Mexico for everything from chronic pain to cancer, an undercover CBC Marketplace investigation found. These procedures and devices are not only costly and ineffective, but clients say can often cause physical suffering. We reveal the false claims and speak to those who regret subscribing to his treatment.
Our five-year fight to stop scam calls
Phone scammers have stolen millions from Canadian victims and the losses are staggering. We take you inside an investigation we’ve been working on for more than five years and introduce you to an inside man at an illegal call centre who’s putting his life on the line to help people. Stay with us as we uncover phone scams in progress and race to stop vulnerable victims from losing money with help from famous white-hat hacker Jim Browning who confronts scammers. We push for answers from an alleged scammer caught in the act. And we find out how to prevent a phone scam from happening to you.
Jim Browning: White-hat hacker and YouTuber
Why is home care in crisis?
We expose a broken home care system that's failing families and workers. Our investigation reveals a system with few checks and balances and secrecy around for-profit companies' use of public funds. Plus, we travel to Denmark with geriatric physician Dr. Samir Sinha to show Canadians a better, more dignified and more affordable way to provide care at home.
Erica Johnson: Senior reporter for CBC’s Go Public, former co-host of CBC Marketplace
Dr. Samir Sinha: Leading geriatrician at Sinai Health who consults on health policy
Hey hospitals, how long do we have to wait?
Long wait times can cause undue pain and suffering. We take a hard look at why Canadians can't get the surgery they need. Follow along as a teenage boy waits nearly two years to get his back fixed, his condition becoming more severe with each month he waits. It's a crisis that has some doctors pushing for private care, while others urge Canadians to keep their faith in the public system. We investigate possible solutions.
Travis Dhanraj: TV co-host of CBC Marketplace
As Canada’s top consumer watchdog, we look out for your health, your safety and your money. Hosts Asha Tomlinson and David Common bring you inside eight action-packed investigations, uncovering the truth about popular products and services — and pushing hard for accountability. CBC Marketplace has your back. All 8 episodes drop July 4.