Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Report Type, Top 10 Fraud Categories, Identity Theft Types, Other Categories

Report Type


Fraud reports were 1,138,306 (42.54%), identity theft was 371,061 (13.87%) and other was 1,166,244 (43.59%)

Top 10 Fraud Categories

Rank

Category

# of Reports

% Reporting $ Loss

Total Amount Loss

Median $ Loss

Rank: 1Category: Imposter Scams# of Reports: 347,829% Reporting $ Loss: 19%Total Amount Loss: $328MMedian $ Loss: $500
Rank: 2Category: Telephone and Mobile Services# of Reports: 149,578% Reporting $ Loss: 4%Total Amount Loss: $17MMedian $ Loss: $223
Rank: 3Category: Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries# of Reports: 142,870% Reporting $ Loss: 9%Total Amount Loss: $95MMedian $ Loss: $511
Rank: 4Category: Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales# of Reports: 126,387% Reporting $ Loss: 58%Total Amount Loss: $94MMedian $ Loss: $261
Rank: 5Category: Internet Services# of Reports: 45,093% Reporting $ Loss: 14%Total Amount Loss: $19MMedian $ Loss: $183
Rank: 6Category: Foreign Money Offers & Counterfeit Check Scams# of Reports: 31,980% Reporting $ Loss: 33%Total Amount Loss: $34MMedian $ Loss: $1,008
Rank: 7Category: Travel, Vacations, and Timeshare Plans# of Reports: 22,264% Reporting $ Loss: 18%Total Amount Loss: $38MMedian $ Loss: $1,710
Rank: 8Category: Business and Job Opportunities# of Reports: 18,702% Reporting $ Loss: 34%Total Amount Loss: $47MMedian $ Loss: $1,063
Rank: 9Category: Advance Payments for Credit Services# of Reports: 17,762% Reporting $ Loss: 74%Total Amount Loss: $15MMedian $ Loss: $318
Rank: 10Category: Health Care# of Reports: 10,321% Reporting $ Loss: 8%Total Amount Loss: $1MMedian $ Loss: $175

Identity Theft Types

Rank

Theft Type

# of Reports

Rank: 1Category: Credit Card Fraud# of Reports: 133,015
Rank: 2Category: Employment or Tax-Related Fraud# of Reports: 82,051
Rank: 3Category: Other Identity Theft# of Reports: 65,208
Rank: 4Category: Phone or Utilities Fraud# of Reports: 55,045
Rank: 5Category: Bank Fraud# of Reports: 50,517
Rank: 6Category: Loan or Lease Fraud# of Reports: 30,034
Rank: 7Category: Government Documents or Benefits Fraud# of Reports: 25,849

Other Categories

Rank

Category

# of Reports

Rank: 1Category: Debt Collection# of Reports: 608,535
Rank: 2Category: Banks and Lenders# of Reports: 149,316
Rank: 3Category: Credit Bureaus, Information Furnishers, Report Users# of Reports: 107,473
Rank: 4Category: Auto Related# of Reports: 86,289
Rank: 5Category: Television and Electronic Media# of Reports: 47,456
Rank: 6Category: Credit Cards# of Reports: 45,428
Rank: 7Category: Computer Equipment and Software# of Reports: 9,762
Rank: 8Category: Education# of Reports: 7,791
Rank: 9Category: Home Repair, Improvement and Products# of Reports: 5,816
Rank: 10Category: Funeral Services# of Reports: 1,109

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.