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Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Montana by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 24 percent, followed by prizes, sweepstakes, and lotteries with 14 percent, and identity theft with 11 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports4,968
Total Fraud Losses$1.3M
Median Fraud Loss$481

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .69 KB]

Map of Montana Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 418 to a high of 585 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Montana by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 36 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 27 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 11 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports638

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