FTC's Top Consumer Complaints in 2010

Wednesday - 3/9/2011, 8:30am EST

Government-issued documents are the most popular target for identity thieves. And the tactics cyber criminals use to get them are growing more sophisticated. Those findings from the latest Federal Trade Commission data on consumer complaints. Each year, the FTC gathers data using a secure, online system. The Consumer Sentinel Network logged a million complaints in 2010. Nearly a fifth cited identity theft, making that the top concern among citizens. The most common goal of ID theft is to fraudulently obtain government benefits, according to the FTC report.

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