Mar 7, 2011 5:28 PM by Greg Boyce
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has unveiled his top ten list of consumer complaints to mark the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week.
During the 2010 calendar year, Colorado consumers filed 6,462 complaints with the Office of the Attorney General - a nearly 37 percent increase over 2009's total of 4,723 complaints and a 117 percent increase over 2008's total of 2,969 complaints.
The top 10 types of complaints received last year were:
By business, the top 10 complaint-getters for 2010 were:
"Investigating companies that defraud Colorado consumers is one of the most important jobs of Colorado's attorney general," Suthers said. "Thanks to our aggressive outreach, warning consumers about prevalent scams and informing Coloradans on how to protect themselves, we have made great progress over the past five years. The growing number of complaints Coloradans submit to us highlights the strides we have made in informing consumers about types of fraud and how to report scams to us as well as our federal counterparts."
If a consumer believes they have been defrauded or victimized by a Colorado business or nonprofit, they can file a report by visiting clicking here or by calling 1-800-222-4444.
To learn more about the Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section and its recent cases, click here.