Top Five Types of Identity Theft, 2022 (1)


Type of identity theft Number of reports Percent total top five
Credit card fraud—new accounts 409,981 43.7%
Miscellaneous identity theft (2) 263,419 28.1
Bank fraud—new accounts 110,513 11.8
Tax fraud 78,588 8.4
Business/personal loan 76,020 8.1
Total, top five 938,521 100.0%
(1) Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft. In 2022, 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.