Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: West Virginia

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in West Virginia by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 25 percent, followed by prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries with 13 percent, and identity theft with 10 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports8,953
Total Fraud Losses$5.8M
Median Fraud Loss$500

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 353 to a high of 576. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in West Virginia by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 32 percent of reports, phone or utilities fraud with 23 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 16 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 5 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,000

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