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Rip-Off Alert: FTC, BBB share most popular complaints

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Updated: 3/19/2014 2:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews.3com) — In this Rip-Off Alert, we run down two of the largest scams plaguing consumers and tell you what you can do to protect yourself.

The top complaint for the Federal Trade Commission is identity theft. The crime has been on its list for 14 years in a row.

"Legitimate companies do not call you out of the blue and ask you for your credit card information, your personal information,” says William Efron of the Federal Trade Commission.

The Better Business Bureau says financial scams are its top complaint.

“Learn about whatever it is you want to do before you actually do business with a company,” says Claire Rosenzweig of the Better Business Bureau)

The experts says the key with any consumer move is to do your homework before making decisions.

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