Posts Tagged ‘Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’

Florida’s top ten consumer complaints

January 2, 2009

The state of Florida published the top consumer complaints for 2008.  This year they received 37,227 written complaints.  More states should provide this kind of information.

The top ten complaints are:

#1. Do Not Call law generated 5006 written complaints 

#2. Travel/vacation plans ranked second with 3,582 written complaints (not  sure of the nature of these complaints)

#3. Telemarketers that did not relate to the Do Not Call list 2,542 complaints 

#4. Credit/banking with 2,471 complaints

#5. Communications category with 2,370 complaints

#6. Price gouging with 2,291  complaints

#7. Motor vehicle sales with 1,754 complaints

#8.  Motor vehicle repairs generated 1,672 complaints

#9.  Landlord/tenant issues prompted 1,562 complaints,

#10.  Construction issues with 1,216 complaints

News release