Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Maine

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Maine by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was auto related with 19 percent, followed by debt collection with 17 percent, and imposter scams with 17 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports5,647
Total Fraud Losses$1.2M
Median Fraud Loss$441

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .77 KB]

Map of Maine Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 339 to a high of 510.  See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Maine by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 32 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 30 percent, bank fraud with 16 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 9 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 7 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports806

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