Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Alaska

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Alaska by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 18 percent, followed by prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries with 17 percent, and identity theft with 14 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports3,005
Total Fraud Losses$1.1M
Median Fraud Loss$454

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 353 to a high of 433. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Alaska by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 37 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 24 percent, bank fraud with 20 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 10 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports494

Percentages are based on the total number of relevant 2017 reports from Alaska consumers, as indicated in the chart title. This page excludes reports provided by the Alaska Attorney General. Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft.