Identity Theft Leads in Numbers of Consumer Complaints

The FTC reports that identity theft was the number one consumer complaint it and other federal agencies it and they receive from consumers in 2010. The agency annually publishes what it calls the Sentinel Network of consumer complaints. Last year, 6,460 California residents reported they were the victims of identity theft, which was 17% of all consumer complaints. Younger consumers were victims more often than older persons. California was #3 in the U.S. in terms of complaints of identity theft among the states adjusted for population.



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