March 1-7 is National Consumer Protection Week.
During this week dedicated to consumers, it’s a good time to learn about common consumer problems so you can avoid them in the future.
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.5 million consumer complaints. Of the complaints received:
- Identity theft once again tops the list, with 13 percent of total complaints filed.
- Debt collection held steady as the second-most-reported complaint, with 11 percent.