|How Victims' Information Is Misused, 2017 (1)|
(1) Percentages are based on the total number of identity theft complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (371,061 in 2017).
(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.
(3) Includes fraud involving checking, savings, and other deposit accounts and debit cards and electronic fund transfers.
Source: Federal Trade Commission.
|Type of identity theft fraud
|Miscellaneous identity theft (2)
|Credit card fraud
| New accounts
|Employment or tax-related fraud
| Tax fraud
|Phone or utilities fraud
|Bank fraud (3)
|Loan or lease fraud
|Government documents or benefits fraud