FTC: Identity Theft Top Consumer Complaint in 2008

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.

• Click here for the FTC press release.

• Click here for the full FTC report, "Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2008" (pdf).

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