|Top Five Types of Identity Theft, 2018 (1)|
(1) Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft. In 2018, 17 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.
|Type of identity theft
||Number of reports
||Percent of total top five
|Credit card fraud—new accounts
|Miscellaneous identity theft (2)
|Mobile telephone—new accounts
|Credit card fraud—existing accounts
|Total, top five