Wisconsin companies fared much better than the national average last year, when it comes to the number of complaints to the Better Business Bureau. State director Ran Hoth says Badger State businesses says while complaints were up almost nine percent across the country last year saw a nearly eight percent drop in complaints.

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Complaints about new car dealers were the most common to come into the state’s office last year. Nationally cell phone companies topped the list.

Meanwhile Wisconsin DATCP reported violations of the Do Not Call list was the #1 consumer complaint for 2009 with 2,187 complaints. Landlord/Tenant issues were second on the agency’s list with Telecommunications complaints coming in third. 

The state Department of Justice has announced National Consumer Protection Week from March 7-13. In a statement, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says, “The goal of this coordinated consumer education campaign is to encourage individuals across the country to take full advantage of their consumer rights.”

Mike Kemmeter-WHBY contributed to this report

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