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Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in South Carolina by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 27 percent, followed by imposter scams with 12 percent, and identity theft with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports33,137
Total Fraud Losses$8.9M
Median Fraud Loss$380

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, 1.17 KB]

Map of South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 426 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 South Carolina by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 34 percent of reports, phone or utilities fraud with 21 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 17 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 12 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports4,509

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