Attorney General Steve Marshall released the top five categories of complaints from Alabama consumers received by his office’s Consumer Interest Division over the last year.
They are complaints involving:
- Online Purchases
- Debt Collection
- Cable and Satellite Services
- Landlord/Tenant Issues
The total number of consumer complaints in 2018 was 2,710.
“While National Consumer Protection Week is a time to remind everyone to be on guard against scams and fraud, my office is focused on consumer protection yearround,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall. “My Consumer Interest Division staff works hard to help consumers resolve disputes with businesses as well as investigate incidences of fraud. Not every case necessarily involves illegal activity, however, my office is always available to assist consumers with questions about potential scams and unscrupulous business practices.”
Attorney General Marshall’s office maintains a consumer protection hotline, 1-800-392- 5658, to take reports of fraudulent activity and to provide information and tools to equip consumers to protect themselves. Alabamians may also file a complaint online at http://ago.alabama.gov/ConsumerComplaint.
Courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Alabama