The results are in! The Consumer Federation of America National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators North American Consumer Protection Investigators published its 2012 Consumer Complaint Survey Report. As you might expect, debt collection is still a major problem across the country – it came in as the 3rd most common complaint! Below are the results:
Auto: Misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, lemons, faulty repairs, leasing and towing disputes
Home Improvement/Construction: Shoddy work, failure to start or complete the job
Credit/Debt: Billing and fee disputes, mortgage modifications and mortgage-related fraud, credit repair, debt relief services, predatory lending, illegal or abusive debt collection tactics
Utilities: Service problems or billing disputes with phone, cable, satellite, Internet, electric and gas service
Retail Sales: False advertising and other deceptive practices, defective merchandise, problems with rebates, coupons, gift cards and gift certificates, failure to deliver
Services: Misrepresentations, shoddy work, failure to have required licenses, failure to perform
Home Solicitations: Misrepresentations or failure to deliver in door-to-door, telemarketing or mail solicitations, do-not-call violations
Landlord/Tenant: Unhealthy or unsafe conditions, failure to make repairs or provide promised amenities, deposit and rent disputes, illegal eviction tactics
Internet Sales: Misrepresentations or other deceptive practice, failure to deliver online purchases
Household Goods: Misrepresentations, failure to deliver, faulty repairs in connection with furniture or appliances
When you have problems with creditors, lenders or debt collectors, don’t just complain. Take action to protect your rights and contact DeLadurantey Law Office for help. Certain violations by debt collectors could result in you recovering compensation from them!
If you would like a down-to-earth approach and a lawyer who will listen carefully to all your questions and concern, call DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC,at (414) 377-0518. We serve clients primarily in the areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, debt negotiations and defending foreclosure actions. If you live in the area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, call us for the debt relief assistance you need. Visit our web site and like us on Facebook.