About us

Fraud.org is a project of the nation's oldest consumer advocacy organization.

Stopping fraud is one of the most important ways that the FTC improves consumers’ lives. The FTC’s Consumer Sentinel complaint database is a critical tool in that fight, but its success relies on contributors like the National Consumers League. NCL has greatly added to the FTC database’s volume and diversity and its new and improved Fraud.org no doubt will further strengthen our partnership in the ongoing fight against fraud
- FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. NCL was founded in 1899 to promote the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. Over its long history, NCL staff have dedicated themselves to this mission through investigation, public interest advocacy, and consumer education.

Fraud.org history

In 1992, in response to the growth in telemarketing and Internet fraud, NCL launched the National Fraud Information Center. The mission of the NFIC (later renamed the Fraud Center) was to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud. In February 2013, the Fraud Center was rebranded and relaunched as Fraud.org.

Fraud.org is the product of decades of consumer education and advocacy related to fraud prevention. More than 100,000 unique visitors come to Fraud.org each month. Thousands of consumer complaints are collected by the Fraud.org and shared with our network of more than 200 law enforcement partners. Through our anti-fraud advocacy, consumer education efforts, and direct consumer counseling support, Fraud.org has helped millions of consumers protect themselves and loved ones against malicious scams.

To learn more about Fraud.org, contact the National Consumers League by phone at (202) 835-3323 or by using this form.