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HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2013 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Government documents or benefits fraud 34%
Credit card fraud 17
Phone or utilities fraud 14
Bank fraud (2) 8
Attempted identity theft 7
Employment-related fraud 6
Loan fraud 4
Other identity theft 24

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (290,056 in 2013). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (16% in 2013).
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfers.

Source: Federal Trade Commission.

 
HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2008 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Credit card fraud 20%
Employment-related fraud 15
Government documents or benefits fraud 15
Phone or utilities fraud 13
Bank fraud (2) 11
Attempted identity theft 6
Loan fraud 4
Other identity theft 24

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (313,982 in 2008). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (12% in 2008).    
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfer.    
    
Source: Federal Trade Commission.

 
HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2009 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Credit card fraud 17%
Government documents or benefits fraud 16
Phone or utilities fraud 15
Employment-related fraud 13
Bank fraud (2) 10
Attempted identity theft 6
Loan fraud 4
Other identity theft 23

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (278,078 in 2009). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (12% in 2009).   
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfers.   
   
Source: Federal Trade Commission.

 
HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2010 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Government documents or benefits fraud 19%
Credit card fraud 15
Phone or utilities fraud 14
Employment-related fraud 11
Bank fraud (2) 10
Attempted identity theft 7
Loan fraud 4
Other identity theft 22

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (250,854 in 2010). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (12% in 2010).   
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfers.
   
Source: Federal Trade Commission.

 
HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2011 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Government documents or benefits fraud 27%
Credit card fraud 14
Phone or utilities fraud 13
Bank fraud (2) 9
Employment-related fraud 8
Attempted identity theft 7
Loan fraud 3
Other identity theft 23

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (279,156 in 2011). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (13% in 2011).   
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfers.
   
Source: Federal Trade Commission.