Identity Theft Tops FTC Consumer Complaints For 2011

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- Identity theft was No. 1 on the Federal Trade Commission’s list of top consumer complaints for the 12th year in a row, the FTC said Tuesday.

The agency said that of more than 1.8 million complaints filed in 2011, 15 percent were for identity theft. Nearly a quarter of the total complaints related to government document fraud. Credit card fraud and phone or utility fraud were next on the list.

For those whose identities were stolen through government documents, tax and wage related fraud were the...
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