|Type of identity theft fraud
|Credit card fraud
|Government documents or benefits fraud
|Phone or utilities fraud
|Bank fraud (2)
|Attempted identity theft
|Other identity theft
(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.