There's a lot of identity theft going on — and we sure are complaining about it.
According to a report issued Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft accounted for 26 percent of all consumer complaints received in 2008.
That's more than 300,000 instances of it, in a list that lists debt collection, catalog sales and Internet services as the next most-frequent complaints.
The report says among the most common forms of identity theft, credit-card fraud was tops at 20 percent. Following close behind were government documents/benefits fraud and employment fraud, both at 15 percent.
To submit a complaint, the FTC invites consumers to go to http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ or to call 1-877-FTC-HELP.