Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Virginia

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Virginia by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 19 percent, followed by imposter scams with 14 percent, and identity theft with 13 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports51,932
Total Fraud Losses$14.1M
Median Fraud Loss$438

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 61 to a high of 487. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Virginia by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 39 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 19 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 17 percent, bank fraud with 15 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports7,656

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