Once again, we’re in first place! …Well, at least for consumer complaints about fraud and identity theft.
Residents of the Sunshine State filed more complaints per capita about problems with debt collectors, imposter scams, telephone services and other issues, while the state ranked second with consumer complaints about ID theft, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.
The Sarasota-Manatee region ranked 49th nationwide for complaints about fraud and related problems in 2016. Consumers filed 3,649 such gripes, or 475 per 100,000 residents.
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