Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Alabama

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Alabama by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 31 percent, followed by imposter scams with 13 percent and identity theft with 10 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports33,467
Total Fraud Losses$7M
Median Fraud Loss$400

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 359 to a high of 785. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Alabama by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 31 percent, employment- or tax-related fraud with 22 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 14 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 12 percent.

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports3,609

Percentages are based on the total number of relevant 2017 reports from Alabama consumers, as indicated in the chart title. Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft.