Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: New York

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in New York by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was identity theft with 17 percent, followed by debt collection with 17 percent, and imposter scams with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports101,265
Total Fraud Losses$40.2M
Median Fraud Loss$425

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of New York Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 303 to a high of 509. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in New York by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 40 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 20 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 15 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports20,397

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