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The Top Consumer Complaint Reported to the FTC in 2010 Was…

Identity theft, which topped the Federal Trade Commission‘s list for the 11th straight year. Out of more than 1.3 million complaints lodged with the FTC in 2010, 19 percent, or 250,854, were about ID theft.

Rounding out the top three were debt collection complaints with 11 percent and Internet service issues with 5 percent. This page offers all sorts of info about consumer rights, who to call, and how to avoid scams. And the FTC has issued an alert — “Spotting an Imposter” — to inform people of how to prevent identity theft.

Quickly plug “identity theft” into Google and a long list of results from all over the country pop up.

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