Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Rhode Island

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Rhode Island by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 26 percent, followed by identity theft with 18 percent, and imposter scams with 14 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports5,947
Total Fraud Losses$1.3M
Median Fraud Loss$312

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Rhode Island Metropolitan Statistical Area showing number of reports per 100K population, which is 429. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Rhode Island by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was employment or tax-related fraud with 35 percent of reports, credit card fraud with 31 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 14 percent, bank fraud with 10 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,302

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