Monday, March 01, 2010

Identity Theft Tops FTC 2009 List of Consumer Complaints

"More than 278,000 complaints of identity theft were filed with the Federal Trade Commission in 2009, accounting for 21 percent of all the complaints to the FTC that year.

The FTC received 119,500 complaints about debt collection last year, the second-largest category, according to a new FTC report.
Here are the most frequent complaints the FTC received in 2009.

      Identity Theft                                              278,078      21%
     Third Party and Creditor Debt Collection     119,549     9%
     Internet Services                                          83,067     6%
     Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales                74,581      6%
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