Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Maryland

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Maryland by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 21 percent, followed by identity theft with 16 percent, and imposter scams with 11 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports42,032
Total Fraud Losses$12.4M
Median Fraud Loss$458

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .89 KB]

Map of Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 437 to a high of 561 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Maryland by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 35 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 26 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports7,788

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