Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: North Carolina

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in North Carolina by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 19 percent, followed by imposter scams with 14 percent, and identity theft with 14 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports60,261
Total Fraud Losses$18.4M
Median Fraud Loss$400

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 61 to a high of 674. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in North Carolina by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 37 percent of reports, phone or utilities fraud with 19 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 17 percent, bank fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 9 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports9,424

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