Attorney General Jackley Releases Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaints as Part of National Consumer Protection Week

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PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the top 10 consumer complaints reported to his office in fiscal year 2016.

1. Retail General 
2. Credit Reporting  
3. Telemarketing  
4. Auto    
5. Landlord/Tennant
6. Predatory Lending 
7. Health Fraud  
8. Home Repair  
9. Door to Door 
10. Internet Goods  

"The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division works with consumers and businesses to address a variety of consumer related issues," said Jackley. "The Division is committed to serving South Dakotans and dedicated to stopping deceptive and unfair business practices."

In 2016, the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division recovered $2,457,252 for South Dakota consumers. The Division fielded 32,670 consumer inquires including phone calls, emails and correspondences.

National Consumer Protection Week continues through Saturday, March 11th. The week is a good reminder to consumers to remain vigilant for scams and to keep educated on consumer issues.

The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division is committed to helping South Dakotas avoid falling victim to scams. The Division is available to present to organizations or groups upon request and we encourage those interested to contact us at 1-800-300-1986 or at consumerhelp@state.sd.us.