Collected in 2017
The National Crime Victimization Survey’s (NCVS) Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS) collects data on the experiences of adults across seven types of personal financial fraud during the preceding 12 months. It also collects information on victim characteristics, and whether the incident was reported to police or others.
The SFS collects individual-level data on the prevalence of seven types of personal financial fraud victimization, the characteristics of financial fraud victims, and the patterns of reporting to police and other authorities. Respondents were asked whether they experienced different types of personal financial fraud during the 12 months prior to the interview Fraud victimizations were classified by the year of the survey and not by the year of the victimization. Persons who reported fraud victimization were asked more detailed questions about their victimization, such as the amount of money lost in the transaction, if they reported the fraud to the police or a consumer protection agency, negative social or emotional consequences associated with the victimization, and negative financial consequences of the victimization. The respondents were asked to think about the most recent incident that occurred in the last 12 months if they reported experiencing a type of fraud more than one time.