Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Minnesota

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Minnesota by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 16 percent, followed by identity theft with 15 percent, and debt collection with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports24,200
Total Fraud Losses$10.1M
Median Fraud Loss$495

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .93 KB]

Map of Minnesota Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 277 to a high of 419. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Minnesota by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 46 percent of reports, bank fraud with 17 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 16 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 13 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports4,324

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