HOW VICTIMS' INFORMATION IS MISUSED, 2010 (1)
Type of identity theft fraud Percent
Government documents or benefits fraud 19%
Credit card fraud 15
Phone or utilities fraud 14
Employment-related fraud 11
Bank fraud (2) 10
Attempted identity theft 7
Loan fraud 4
Other identity theft 22

(1) Percentages are based on the total number of complaints in the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (250,854 in 2010). Percentages total to more than 100 because some victims reported experiencing more than one type of identity theft (12% in 2010).   
(2) Includes fraud involving checking and savings accounts and electronic fund transfers.
   
Source: Federal Trade Commission.