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Do Not Call list violations top Floridians' complaints for 2017

Floridians' top complaint for 2017 was issues with the Do Not Call Registry, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. | [Times file photo]
Floridians' top complaint for 2017 was issues with the Do Not Call Registry, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. | [Times file photo]
Published Dec. 29, 2017

Floridians' biggest irritation this year? Being called when they asked not to be. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently released its top 10 consumer complaint topics for 2017. Leading the list with 19,112 complaints was violations of the "Do Not Call" list.

It was also the top issue in 2016 with 17,177 complaints.

The Do Not Call Registry is a list maintained by the Federal Trade Commission to help consumers avoid unwanted sales and spam calls.

And Floridians aren't just griping about it to their state agencies. Floridians had the second-highest number of complaints about the list to the FTC this year — 588,021 — and ranked No. 3 for such complaints per capita.

Related coverage: Florida ranks No. 3 for rate of Do Not Call complaints in 2017>

But that wasn't the only thing sticking in Floridans' craws this year. Here are Florida's top complaints for the 2017 according to the Department of Agriculture:

RankTypeNumber

1.Do Not Call19,112

2.Landlord/tenant2,164

3.Fuel/petroleum1,555

4.Motor vehicle repair1,386

5.Medical billing1,253

6.Communications1,160

7.Other/miscellaneous1,105

8.Travel/vacation plans1,028

9.Motor vehicle/sales accessories1,021

10.Construction973

To file a complaint with the Department of Agriculture, call 1-800-HELP-FLA, or visit FreshfromFlorida.com. The agency can also provide information about a company and tips on avoiding scams and fraud.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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