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Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.

Winter 2009/2010

For More About Internet Commerce

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has consumer brochures and articles in FDIC Consumer News about banking and paying online, plus a multimedia presentation on identity theft called "Don't Be an Online Victim." Start at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html or call toll-free 1-877-275-3342.

Other federal financial banking agencies also respond to consumer inquiries and produce educational material on Internet banking, bill paying and shopping. Visit www.mymoney.gov and search by topic.

The Federal Trade Commission Web site at www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech.shtm has good information on how to use the Internet safely, especially the "OnGuard Online" site. You can also call toll-free 1-877-382-4357.

Financial institutions, Internet service providers, consumer organizations and the news media publish tips and information you can find by searching the Web. Also contact your bank if you have a question or concern about banking or paying online.


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Last Updated 2/19/2010

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