Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: New Mexico

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in New Mexico by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 23 percent, followed by imposter scams with 15 percent, and identity theft with 13 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports12,326
Total Fraud Losses$3.2M
Median Fraud Loss$500

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 298 to a high of 745. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in New Mexico by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 34 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 22 percent, bank fraud with 16 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 10 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,909

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