Identity Theft Makes It 15 Years in a Row

March 16th, 2015

Once again, identity theft steals the show. For the 15th straight year, the FTC has listed ID theft as the year’s top consumer complaint. The 2014 rankings — borne out of consumer complaints recorded in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network — also saw imposter schemes cracking the top three for the first time, which the FTC said signaled a rise in governmental impersonators. Overall, consumers last year reported annual losses of more than $1.7 billion to fraud. Here’s how the rest of the top seven rounds out.

FTC Consumer Complaints Infographic

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