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FTC Releases Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaint Categories

Identity Theft Again Leads the List: “The Federal Trade Commission…released its annual report (77 pages, PDF) detailing consumer complaints about fraud and identity theft in 2005. Complaints about identity theft topped the list, accounting for 255,000 of more than 686,000 complaints filed with the agency in 2005. The complaints, filed online or at a toll-free number, are shared via a secure database with more than 1,400 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement and consumer protection agencies in Canada and Australia.”

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