WSAV.com in Savannah, Georgia, reports that the results are in from a survey taken in 2010 by the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA), the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). The survey listed the most common, worst, and fastest growing complaints received in 2010 by local consumer agencies throughout the United States. Over 252,000 complaints that were filed in 2010 were reviewed in the survey, which resulted in over $208 million dollars in savings and restitution for consumers.
The survey found that complaints regarding credit and debt are second only to complaints that are auto-related. The results were the same in the 2009 survey. Auto-related complaints included lemon vehicles, advertising or sales misrepresentation of new and used cars, faulty repairs, and towing and leasing disputes.
In relation to auto-related complaints, new types of complaints in the 2010 survey included failing to pay off liens on trade in vehicles or “NSF” checks issued to consumers.
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