Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Tennessee

Top Ten Report Categories


Graph of consumer reports in Tennessee 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 11 percent.

 

Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
10th
Total Fraud & Other Reports43,579
Total Fraud Losses$13.7M
Median Fraud Loss$444

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA


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Map of Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 326 to a high of 660. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.

 

Top Identity Theft Types


Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Tennessee by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 31 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 21 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, government documents or benefits fraud with 13 percent, and phone or utilities fraud with 13 percent.

 

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
24th
Total Identity Theft Reports5,586

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