Fifteen Years

It appears as though identity theft is the Meryl Streep among the contenders for consumer complaints recorded by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The FTC released its top consumer complaints for 2014, and for the 15th consecutive year identity theft tops the list.

This is worrisome considering the issue only seems to be getting more widespread, with an exponential amount of people becoming victims.

Are we waiting for identity theft to be the top complaint for two decades before we move into serious action to derail this crime?

Let’s hope more is done to prevent identity theft so the subsequent “consumer complaints” in this area are not topping the list in 2015 and beyond.

…makes one wonder the purpose of filing a consumer complaint if after all of this time the issue does not seem to be receding from the top spot.