- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says student borrowers dealing with mounting loan debt are a new addition to her annual list of consumer complaints.

Madigan released the top-ten list on Monday. She says consumer debt and identity theft were ranked numbers one and two for the eighth year in a row. But she says this year her office received more than 1,500 complaints about student loan servicers and for-profit schools.

Education-related complaints came in seventh on this year’s list. Madigan says the ranking reflects the growing student loan debt crisis. She says her office will “continue to combat the many scams targeting these students.”

Other complaints included telemarketers, construction, used vehicle sales and internet or mail-order products. Madigan’s office says it received more than 25,000 complaints last year.

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