Wednesday, February 02, 2005

D.C. Area Tops in Fraud Complaints

Reports to FTC Up 17% Nationwide in 2004

If the number of complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission are any guide, consumers nationwide, and particularly in the Washington metropolitan area, are getting little relief from fraud and Internet-related crime.

According to an FTC report released yesterday, residents of the Washington region -- including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia -- led the nation's metropolitan areas last year in filing consumer fraud complaints to the agency.

Is that because Greater Washington has been targeted in some way? Or is it because Washingtonians are more likely to report this sort of thing?

Use this form to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization.

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