IDENTITY THEFT #1 CONSUMER COMPLAINT TO FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IN 2010
For the 11th consecutive year, in 2010, identity theft was at the top of complaint list submitted by consumers the FTC, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Of the more than 1.3 million complaints received by the agency in 2010, 19 percent were related to ID theft. A total of 11 percent of the complaints — nearly 145,000 — dealt with debt collection; some five percent dealt with internet services.
For the first time, imposter scams — where fraudsters pose as friends, family, or government agents to trick people into sending them money — made the top 10.
The new FTC report also includes complaint data by state, and data about the 50 metropolitan areas reporting the highest per capita incidence of complaints. Click HERE to read the full Federal Trade Commission Report.
If you believe you are a victim of identifty theft, then contact identity theft attorney Micah Adkins for a free identity theft information kit.