MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin consumer protection officials compiling a list of top complaints in 2015 say identity theft is on the rise.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says telemarketing remains the perennial leader among complaint categories, reinforced by a rash of threatening phone scams.READ MORE: How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?
The agency says tax-related rip-offs drove the identity theft category up one spot on the list to third place. Consumer protection administrator Frank Frassetto says you may not know that you are a victim of identity theft until your tax return is rejected by the IRS or the state.READ MORE: Demolition Begins On St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center, Heavily Damaged During Unrest
Landlord or tenant complaints are second on the list and include disputes over security deposits, unauthorized entry and evictions.MORE NEWS: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
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