Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Texas

Top Ten Report Categories


Graph of consumer reports in Texas by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 40 percent, followed by identity theft with 14 percent, and imposter scams with 9 percent.

 

Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
6th
Total Fraud & Other Reports206,305
Total Fraud Losses$57.6M
Median Fraud Loss$446

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA


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Map of Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 199 to a high of 773. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.

 

Top Identity Theft Types


Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Texas by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 33 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 22 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 11 percent.

 

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
11th
Total Identity Theft Reports33,454

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