Friday, February 04, 2005

List of Top Complaints Filed With FTC

Consumers filed over 635,000 fraud complaints in 2004 according to the Federal Trade Commission. The top categories:

Category Pct.

Identity theft 39

Internet auctions 16

Shop-at-home/catalog sales 8

Internet services/ 6

computer complaints

Foreign money offers 6

Prizes, sweepstakes 5
and lotteries

Advance fee loans 3
and credit protection

Telephone services 2

Business opportunities 2
and work-at-home plans

Other 12

Source: Federal Trade Commission.