Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Washington

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Washington by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 19 percent, followed by identity theft with 16 percent, and debt collection with 13 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports38,549
Total Fraud Losses$17.9M
Median Fraud Loss$460

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Washington Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 282 to a high of 646. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Washington by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 44 percent of reports, bank fraud with 18 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 17 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 12 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports7,360

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