Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Florida

Top Ten Report Categories


Graph of consumer reports in Florida by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 41 percent, followed by identity theft with 13 percent, and imposter scams with 9 percent.

 

Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
1st
Total Fraud & Other Reports208,443
Total Fraud Losses$54.7M
Median Fraud Loss$428

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA


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Map of Florida Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 447 to a high of 1,156.  See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.

 

Top Identity Theft Types


Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Florida by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 40 percent of reports, bank fraud with 18 percent, employment- or tax-related fraud with 17 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 14 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 9 percent.

 

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
2nd
Total Identity Theft Reports31,167

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