Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Iowa

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Iowa by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 19 percent, followed by identity theft with 15 percent, and telephone and mobile services with 8 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports10,370
Total Fraud Losses$4.2M
Median Fraud Loss$495

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .97 KB]

Map of Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 266 to a high of 445 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Iowa 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 26 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 13 percent, bank fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 5 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,870

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