Consumer Complaints in 2008: the Top 10

The National Associaion of Attorneys General released their list of the top 10 sources of consumer complaints for 2008, and the winner is: debt collectors!

No surprise there, after all, what other profession has been the bane of the poor since before Christ? Evil enough that Shakespeare took time to write about one in Venice.

Second place, car salesmen. Horse traders have not been around as long, which may be the reason debt collectors beat them to the glory.

Predatory lending, the scourge of the economy, only reached number 6.

Here is the list:

The National Top 10 Consumer Complaints List for 2008 is:

  1. Debt Collection
  2. Auto Sales
  3. Home Repair/Construction
  4. Credit Cards (tie)
  5. Internet Goods and Services (tie)
  6. Predatory Lending/Mortgages
  7. Telemarketing/Do-Not-Call
  8. Auto Repair
  9. Auto Warranties (tie)
  10. Telecom/Slamming/Cramming (tie)