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Title: Consumer Protection Division, 1980 Annual Statistics and Report and Consumer Credit Protection Bureau, 1980 Consumer Credit Code Report
Author(s): T J Miller
Corporate Author: Iowa Dept of Justice
Consumer Protection Division
United States of America

Iowa Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Dept of Justice
Des Moines, IA 50319
Iowa Office of the Attorney General
Des Moines, IA 50319
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Iowa Dept of Justice
Consumer Protection Division
Hoover Building, Second Floor
1300 East Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report includes statistical information on consumer fraud in Iowa during 1980, as well as a detailed commentary on the various types of consumer fraud encountered by the Iowa Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Division.
Abstract: The division received 12,039 complaints, an increase from 9,303 recorded in 1979. About 45.5 percent of the complaints closed by the division involved some cash restitution or monetary savings for Iowans involved. The total amount of monies saved or recovered by the division in 1980 was $1,015,263.56. The top 10 complaint categories were advertising, magazine sales and service, mail order, travel and transportation, health spas and weight salons, consumer credit code, automobiles, business opportunities, appliances, and food products. The report presents data and analysis of various consumer concerns, including energy saving devices, fundraising and solicitation schemes, loan finders, lotteries and chain letters, litigation, pending lawsuits, and a volunteer project. In addition, work was begun in 1980 toward the implementation of rules and regulations to further effect the provisions of the Iowa Consumer Credit Code. Tables are provided.
Index Term(s): Consumer fraud; Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Iowa
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