Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Colorado

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Colorado by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was identity theft with 16 percent, followed by imposter scams with 16 percent, and debt collection with 15 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports31,833
Total Fraud Losses$10.3M
Median Fraud Loss$484

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .92 KB]

Map of Colorado Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 380 to a high of 552. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Colorado by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 35 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 27 percent, bank fraud with 16 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 6 percent.

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports6,051

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