Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Mississippi

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Mississippi by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 23 percent, followed by imposter scams with 14 percent, and identity theft with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports15,339
Total Fraud Losses$4.7M
Median Fraud Loss$367

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .87 KB]

Map of Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 387 to a high of 660. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Mississippi by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was employment or tax-related fraud with 25 percent of reports, credit card fraud with 25 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 12 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports2,064

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