Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Michigan

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Michigan by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 40 percent, followed by identity theft with 17 percent, and imposter scams with 9 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports74,689
Total Fraud Losses$15.3M
Median Fraud Loss$400

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 246 to a high of 746. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Michigan by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was government documents or benefits fraud with 27 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 26 percent, credit card fraud with 22 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 13 percent, and bank fraud with 8 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports15,027

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