Identity Theft Tops FTC Consumer Complaints In 2013

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 3:48 PM EST) -- For the 14th year in a row, identity theft was at the top of the Federal Trade Commission’s list of consumer complaints, outpacing gripes regarding debt collection and banks and lenders, the commission said Thursday.

The FTC said that of more than 2.1 million complaints filed in 2013, about 290,000, or 14 percent, were for identity theft. Of those, about 30 percent were tax- or wage-related complaints, making up the largest category within identity theft complaints. The highest reported age group for identity theft is 20...
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