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 or calling 1-877-FTC-HELP. — BEN POPKEN