Before we get started, I can tell you what the number one consumer complaint from Illinois residents has nothing to do with: parachutes. I'm guessing that the complaint desk at a parachute-making company would be really quiet.

Conversely, I don't know a single person who hasn't experienced our state's number-one reason for calling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Seriously, it has happened to every adult human being I know.

While you're formulating your guess, I'll also tell you that it's not any of these things:

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It's not restaurant food complaints.

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It's not complaints about beverage service.

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Or driving.

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Or our significant others.

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Not even tennis officiating.

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The Number-One Consumer Complaint Of Illinois Residents Is The Never-Ending Torrent Of Robocalls Trying To Sell You An Extended Car Warranty

Back to what I mentioned earlier; do you know anyone anywhere who hasn't gotten at least one call attempting to pitch an extended automobile warranty?

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Digital Goddess Kim Komando Says That It's Easy To Avoid Being Scammed On A Car Warranty

If you refuse to do business with a warranty scammer, it's impossible to get scammed, according to Kim:

Your best move when you realize it’s a robocall is to hang up the phone immediately. There is one thing that you should never do: press any numbers on your phone during the call.

Many of these calls are automated and ask you to press a button to continue or opt out. Don't do it. Again, this confirms you have a working number, and you will receive even more calls.

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If you have been scammed by one of these bad actors pushing non-existent warranties, file a complaint with the FCC. This can help officials track down scammers and end these sorts of calls. You can file a complaint with the FCC here. Or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission here.

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