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In 2012, the FTC received more than 2 million consumer complaints – a first in the history of the Consumer Sentinel Network. The #1 category of complaints? Identity theft. This tidbit is from the hot-off-the-press Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2012, a fascinating analysis of complaints received in Sentinel during the previous calendar year. Sentinel is a secure online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies across the country. Agencies use the data to research cases, identify victims, and track possible targets.

Want to learn more about the top ten complaint categories, get national data, and state-by-state accountings of the top complaints? Check out the 2012 Sentinel Data Book.


I think I was fooled by a census I took part in and gave too much info that I was not allowed to go backwards to delete. I received mail that stated it was from the US Department of Commerce (US Census Bureau) The website was and took me to a page that said American Community Survey. I called some numbers I found and was told there is no census being done.

econ car service is a scam. acurding to their records I put the wrong date for pick up, they said they would contact me, they called me at 3am in front of my house, then they said it would be $111.00 but billed me $204.00 they lie steal

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