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Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Wisconsin by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was imposter scams with 16 percent, followed by debt collection with 13 percent, and identity theft with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports26,196
Total Fraud Losses$7.6M
Median Fraud Loss$440

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 289 to a high of 514. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Wisconsin by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 37 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 23 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 8 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports3,731

Percentages are based on the total number of relevant 2017 reports from Wisconsin consumers, as indicated in the chart title. This page excludes reports provided by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft.