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FTC names top 10 consumer complaints

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- From identity theft to credit cards, the Federal Trade Commission released its list of the Top 10 consumer complaints from 2009.

The FTC also produced a video showing consumers how to file complaints.

To read more information from the agency or to learn how to file a complaint with federal authorities, click here to visit the FTC's website.

They are:

1
Identity Theft 278,078 21%
2
Third Party and Creditor Debt Collection 119,549 9%
3
Internet Services 83,067 6%
4
Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales 74,581 6%
5
Foreign Money Offers and Counterfeit Check Scams 61,736 5%
6
Internet Auction 57,821 4%
7
Credit Cards 45,203 3%
8
Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries 41,763 3%
9
Advance-Fee Loans and Credit Protection/Repair 41,448 3%
10
Banks and Lenders 32,443 2%
11
Credit Bureaus, Information Furnishers and Report Users 31,629 2%
12
Television and Electronic Media 26,568 2%
13
Health Care 25,414 2%
14
Business Opportunities, Employment Agencies and Work-at-Home Plans 22,896 2%
15
Computer Equipment and Software 22,621

2%

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