Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Reports by Military Consumers

Reports by Military Consumers

Fraud reports were 50,411, identity theft was 30,184 and other was 32,999.

Top 10 Fraud Categories

Rank

Category

# of Reports

% Reporting $ Loss

Total Amount Lost

Median $ Loss

1Imposter Scams29,85912%$25.51M$700
2Telephone and Mobile Services3,5649%$2.34M$299
3Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales2,50959%$2.29M$188
4Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries1,90523%$9.52M$2,550
5Foreign Money Offers and Counterfeit Check Scams1,48020%$1.96M$2,200
6Internet Services93628%$0.51M$155
7Business and Job Opportunities60136%$4.06M$7,475
8Travel, Vacations, and Timeshare Plans47659%$3.54M$3,330
9Grants42814%$0.37M$1,075
10Mortgage Foreclosure Relief and Debt Management37638%$0.58M$1,200

 

Number of Fraud Reports50,411
# of Reports with $ Loss7,650 (15%)
Total $ Loss$60M
Median $ Loss$619

Identity Theft Types

Rank

Category

# of Reports

1Credit Card Fraud11,315
2Bank Fraud5,983
3Other Identity Theft4,936
4Employment or Tax-Related Fraud4,878
5Phone or Utilities Fraud4,543
6Government Documents or Benefits Fraud2,335
7Loan or Lease Fraud2,187

Other Categories

Rank

Category

# of Reports

1Credit Bureaus, Information Furnishers, and Report Users7,710
2Banks and Lenders7,464
3Debt Collection6,903
4Credit Cards2,279
5Auto Related1,804
6Education970
7Home Repair, Improvement and Products516
8Television and Electronic Media433
9Miscellaneous Reports356
10Computer Equipment and Software61
11Funeral Services14

Certain Fraud categories are comprised of subcategories that fall in both Fraud and Other report types. See Appendix B3. The Fraud rankings exclude subcategories that are not fraud.