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Telemarketing Tops the List of 2012 Consumer Complaints


Undated, (WXOW) For the 10th straight year, telemarketing complaints came in 1st on the Top Ten Consumer Complaints list released by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

The top ten product categories and the number of complaints are as follows:

1)      Telemarketing (no call) – 1,983

2)      Landlord/Tenant – 940

3)      Telecommunications – 693

4)      Identity Theft – 508

5)      Home Improvement – 391

6)      Appliances (major) – 298

7)      Motor Vehicle Sales – 248

8)      Gas Pump Accuracy – 221

9)      Motor Vehicle Repair – 191

10)  Contest/Sweepstakes/Prize Promotions – 141

Sandy Chalmers, Division Administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection, suggests the best way to limit the number of legitimate telemarketing calls you receive is to register your phone number to Wisconsin's No Call List by calling 1-866-9NOCALL or on the No Call website.

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