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Top 10 consumer complaints for 2018

Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 17:04:28-05

MILWAUKEE -- On Thursday, Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection released its top 10 consumer complaints for 2018.

The state agency received 11,303 complaints in 2018 and topping the list is telemarketing. According to DATCP, that’s a 17 percent increase from 2017.

"Consumers are frustrated with the amount of unwanted calls that they receive," said Lara Sutherlin, administrator for the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection.

"At best, these calls are a disruptive nuisance; at worst, they are a threat to the personal and financial information that consumers work hard to protect,” said Sutherlin.

Landlord/tenant complaints came in at number two. Telecommunications took the third spot. Those complaints have to do with cable, internet or mobile phone issues.

To see that full list, click here.

DATCP said if you want to make a complaint, you can call its Consumer Protection Hotline (800-422-7128) or visit the agency’s website by clicking here.