FTC Releases Annual Report of Consumer Complaints on ID Theft and Fraud

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 23, 2004

From the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearing House, a new report, National and State Trends in Fraud & Identity Theft, January – December 2003.

  • From the January 22 press release: “For the fourth year in a row, identity theft topped the list, accounting for 42 percent of the complaints lodged in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel database. The FTC received more than half a million complaints in 2003, up from 404,000 in 2002, and Internet-related complaints accounted for 55 percent of all fraud reports, up from 45 percent in 2002.”
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