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How individuals can get involved

Every year, American consumers lose an estimated $50 billion to fraud! We need your help! Consumers like you can help us by reporting suspicious activity using our secure online complaint form.

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Your financial support helps strengthen our ability to fight fraud, warn the public about new schemes and trends, and work with law enforcement to bust the bad guys. 

How law enforcement can get involved

The National Consumers League maintains a Fraud Alert System (FAS) for the benefit of accredited law enforcement agencies. The FAS is designed to automatically forward complaints received by that meet certain criteria to the proper investigative agency. The FAS is used by more than 90 federal, state, local and international law enforcement agencies. For more information on becoming a FAS member, please contact the National Consumers League by phone at (202) 835-3323 or by email at

How organizations and businesses can get involved

Join NCL's Alliance Against Fraud

For more than 20 years, the National Consumers League has coordinated the Alliance Against Fraud, convening organizations from government, law enforcement, labor, consumer advocacy, and business around the common goal of addressing the growth of fraud. Alliance members are commited to combating fraud by educating themselves, their members, customers, clients, and constituents. By helping consumers recognize the danger signs and avoiding fraud, Alliance members can promote more confidence in transacting by telephone and online.

Benefits of joining AAF

  • Invitations to quarterly lunch meetings to discuss current fraud issues in the marketplace;
  • Monthly Fraud Alerts from NCL;
  • Listing and link on the new Partner page;
  • Ability to participate in joint consumer anti-fraud education activities and advocacy

Membership Fees

Membership fees help defray the costs of managing the Alliance and maintaining To learn more about the benefits of Alliance Against Fraud membership, call the National Consumers League at (202) 835-3323 or email