Top consumer complaints: Naughty Businesses of the Week

The same types of businesses irked consumers the most in 2008 as they did the previous year, according to the National Association of Attorneys General.

Each state has a consumer protection statute and the attorney general in that state will accept and help settle complaints.


They noted that debt collection, auto sales and home repair/construction were the top three types of businesses drew the most consumer complaints for the second year in a row.

However, the organization saw that credit card companies and predatory lending/mortgage companies joined the list this year as well.


To find out more about consumer protections in Maryland, check out the attorney general's Web site.

And without further ado, here is the National Top 10 Consumer Complaints List for 2008:

1. Debt Collection

2. Auto Sales

3. Home Repair/Construction

4. Credit Cards (tie)

5. Internet Goods and Services (tie)

6. Predatory Lending/Mortgages


7. Telemarketing/Do-Not-Call

8. Auto Repair

9. Auto Warranties (tie)

10. Telecom/Slamming/Cramming (tie)