Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Georgia

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Georgia by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 38 percent, followed by identity theft with 12 percent, and credit bureaus, information furnishers and report users as well as imposter scams with 8 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports96,316
Total Fraud Losses$18.6M
Median Fraud Loss$350

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 384 to a high of 927 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Georgia by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 36 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 19 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 19 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 13 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports12,548

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