The Federal Trade Commission released yesterday a report on the Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2010. The FTC received 1,339,265 complaints in 2010.
Identity theft was the number one category of complaint for the 11th year in a row. 250,854 complaints, that is, 19 percent, were related to identity theft. The most common form of reported identity theft was government documents/benefits fraud (19%), followed by credit card fraud (15%), phone or utilities fraud (14%), and employment fraud (11%). Victims also reported identity theft by bank fraud (10%) and loan fraud (4%).
Press release available here.