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Feds Say Florida Among Top Three States For ID Theft And Debt Collection Complaints

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The Feds are out with their Top Listings of some 3-Million Consumer Complaints last year.

Topping the list?

  • Debt Collection
  • Identity Theft
  • Imposter Scams.

Surprisingly, or not, TV and Electronic Media Came in #9, right behind
Automotive Complaints.

With all the bogus advertising on TV and online these days, it’s almost surprising those complaints aren’t even worse.

Faith Based Events

Why isn’t there more aggressive consumer reporting in the media these days warning you about all the scams out there?

The sales guys and management are more interested in making $$$$$ off the scammers than serving their audiences and communities.

Ever wonder why all the TV stations with their “Action Teams” never do any stories on any companies that advertises there? And what happened to our local “Action Line”?

In 2015, the Consumer Sentinel Network collected 3,083,379 total consumer complaints. Florida, Georgia and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints, while Missouri, Connecticut and Florida were the top three states for identity theft complaints.

Here’s the Federal Trade Commission news release: F T C Complaints

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By Al Sunshine, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Consumer Investigator, Mar. 2, 2016

Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.