Neb. official announces top 5 consumer complaints

Neb. consumer protection office says top complaints aimed at financial industry, scam artists

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska attorney general says the majority of complaints his office received in 2012 dealt with mortgages, banking-related issues and scams.

Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Monday the top five complaints his consumer protection division received in 2012. The office works to mediate complaints between Nebraskans and businesses.

The division logged more than 3,500 complaints and recovered more than $1.1 million for Nebraskans. Mortgage complaints topped the list.

Also landing on the top five consumer complaints list were debt collection services, retail, online sales and vehicle sales.

Since 2003, the Attorney General's Office says, it has recovered an average of more than $1.1 million a year for consumers.

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