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.