Identity Theft Tops FTC's List Of Top Consumer Complaints For Seventh Straight Year

The FTC issued its annual list of top consumer complaints, with identity theft far outpacing all other categories.

“Consumers’ help in stopping unlawful operations is critical,” said Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. “By filing a complaint with the FTC, consumers are making information available to more than 1,600 law enforcement agencies that have access to our secure database.”

You too can become a statistic by visiting FTC.gov or calling 1-877-FTC-HELP. — BEN POPKEN

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  1. Musician78 says:

    I just read somewhere that only 1 in 700 identity theives get caught. Sounds like quite the lucritive business to me. Imagine though, being that 1 person out of 700 who gets caught. What kind of a loser failure would you feel like?

  2. timmus says:

    BUSINESSES’ help in stopping unlawful operations is critical. Not using Social Security numbers for everything under the moon would be a start. And a right to inspect our own credit files anytime without paying one of those CRA pseudomonopolies. The FTC trying tell consumers that the buck stops with us is like the farmer preaching to the chickens when the fox is in the henhouse. All we can do is cackle a bit and run around.

  3. faust1200 says:

    I know of a great way to protect against identity theft. If you are interested please send me your name (with date of birth) address, and social security number.