Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Pennsylvania

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Pennsylvania by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 22 percent, followed by identity theft with 15 percent, and imposter scams with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports71,771
Total Fraud Losses$20.7M
Median Fraud Loss$408

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, 1.67 KB]

Map of Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 306 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 Pennsylvania by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 42 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 7 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports12,468

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