Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Connecticut

Top Ten Report Categories


Graph of consumer reports in Connecticut by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was identity theft with 17 percent, followed by debt collection with 17 percent and imposter scams with 14 percent.

 

Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
23rd
Total Fraud & Other Reports19,402
Total Fraud Losses$6.7M
Median Fraud Loss$488

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA


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Map of Connecticut Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 408 to a high of 523. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.

 

Top Identity Theft Types


Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Connecticut by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 43 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 20 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 18 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 5 percent.

 

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
12th
Total Identity Theft Reports4,078

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