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 StatisticsData
Percent of Americans who have been victims of credit card fraud10 %
Percent of Americans who have been victims of debit or ATM card fraud7 %
Median amount reported on credit card fraud$399
Percent of all financial fraud related to credit cards40 %
Total amount of credit card fraud worldwide$5.55 Billion
Percentage of Each Type of Credit Card Fraud 
Counterfeit Credit Cards37 %
Lost of Stolen23 %
No-Card Fraud (i.e. giving card information to a non-legit telemarketer)10 %
Stolen cards during mailing fraud7 %
Identity-Theft Fraud4 %
Initial Point of Contact for Fraud 
Email48 %
Internet Website12 %
Telephone10 %
Other17 %
Fraud Complaints by Age 
20 – 2919 %
30 – 3922 %
40 – 4925 %
50 – 5925 %
60 +10 %
States With The Highest Rates of Credit Card Fraud (Rate per 100,000)Rate
Nevada412.9
Colorado412.4
New Hampshire387.2
Maryland393.6
Oregon291.7
Alaska377.7
Washington376.1
States With The Highest Rates of Credit Card Fraud (Rate per 100,000)Rate
Mississippi188
South Dakota195
North Dakota199
Arkansas222
Kentucky226
West Virginia230
Iowa237
Oklahoma254

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