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Portugal’s DECO Reports 24% Rise in Over-Indebtedness Cases

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The number of individuals receiving help for over-indebtedness from the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection rose 24 percent in the nine months through September from the same period a year earlier, DECO said today.

A total of 4,010 people are being assisted by the consumer protection group, up from 3,238 in the previous month, it said in an e-mailed report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Henrique Almeida in Lisbon at halmeida5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at jcolten@bloomberg.net

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