Top Five Types of Identity Theft, 2023 (1)


Type of identity theft Number of reports Percent of total top five
Credit card fraud-new accounts 381,122 42.0%
Miscellaneous identity theft (2) 279,221 30.7
Bank fraud-new accounts 84,335 9.3
Government benefits fraud-applied for/received 82,419 9.1
Loan fraud-business/personal loan 81,342 9.0
Total, top five 908,439 100.0%
(1) Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft. In 2023, 15 percent of identity theft reports included more than one type of identity theft. (2) Includes online shopping and payment account fraud, email and social media fraud, and medical services, insurance and securities account fraud, and other identity theft. Source: Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Sentinel Network.