Credit Card Fraud Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: United States Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Sentinel Network, U.S. Department of Justice
Research Date: July 12th, 2014
Credit card fraud is a theft committed using a credit card or debit card, as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. The purpose may be to obtain goods without paying, or to obtain unauthorized funds from an account. According to the United States Federal Trade Commission, while identity theft had been holding steady for the last few years, it saw a 21 % increase in 2008.
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Credit Card Fraud Statistics Statistics Data
Percent of Americans who have been victims of credit card fraud 10 %
Percent of Americans who have been victims of debit or ATM card fraud 7 %
Median amount reported on credit card fraud $399
Percent of all financial fraud related to credit cards 40 %
Total amount of credit card fraud worldwide $5.55 Billion
Percentage of Each Type of Credit Card Fraud  
Counterfeit Credit Cards 37 %
Lost of Stolen 23 %
No-Card Fraud (i.e. giving card information to a non-legit telemarketer) 10 %
Stolen cards during mailing fraud 7 %
Identity-Theft Fraud 4 %
Initial Point of Contact for Fraud  
Email 48 %
Internet Website 12 %
Telephone 10 %
Other 17 %
Fraud Complaints by Age  
20 – 29 19 %
30 – 39 22 %
40 – 49 25 %
50 – 59 25 %
60 + 10 %
States With The Highest Rates of Credit Card Fraud (Rate per 100,000) Rate
Nevada 412.9
Colorado 412.4
New Hampshire 387.2
Maryland 393.6
Oregon 291.7
Alaska 377.7
Washington 376.1
States With The Highest Rates of Credit Card Fraud (Rate per 100,000) Rate
Mississippi 188
South Dakota 195
North Dakota 199
Arkansas 222
Kentucky 226
West Virginia 230
Iowa 237
Oklahoma 254
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