Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: New Jersey

Top Ten Report Categories


Graph of consumer reports in New Jersey by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 20 percent, followed by identity theft with 16 percent, and imposter scams with 11 percent.

 

Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
22nd
Total Fraud & Other Reports50,085
Total Fraud Losses$16.8M
Median Fraud Loss$480

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA


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Map of New Jersey Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 373 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 New Jersey by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 43 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 18 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 17 percent, bank fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.

 

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
14th
Total Identity Theft Reports9,533

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