Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to the National Consumers League, which operates the Web site. This privacy policy explains what information we collect when you visit this site and what we do with it.

Information collected and stored automatically.

When you visit this Web site, the National Consumers League may automatically collect and store:
  • Your domain and the Internet protocol (IP) address from which you access this Web site.
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access this Web site.
  • The date and time you access this Web site.
  • The Internet address of any Web site from which you link to this Web site.
  • The pages you visit on this Web site.

NCL uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Web site and to help us make it more useful to future visitors. NCL does not sell or transfer the information that we automatically collect from visitors unless it relates to a site security matter.


This Web site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. NCL does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Information collected when you report fake check scams

When you fill out the online form from the "Report It" link, the information you provide is maintained by the National Consumers League. NCL will share it with law enforcement agencies and, in some cases, with companies such as money transfer services that are used as part of the scam. See the privacy policy on NCL's Fraud Center site for more information. Other Web sites to which links are provided by this site or which link to this site are not covered by NCL's or privacy policies.


For site security purposes, all network traffic is monitored in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. The National Consumers League will monitor this site to protect it from unauthorized use and to ensure that it functions properly. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may notify the appropriate authorities. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this site, are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable federal law.