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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.

Fall 2010

For More Information on Avoiding Financial Fraud and Theft

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation publishes consumer brochures, alerts about fraudulent schemes, and FDIC Consumer News articles covering topics ranging from safe Internet banking to avoiding check frauds. Start at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html. You also can request paper copies of FDIC materials from our Public Information Center.

Tips from a variety of government agencies appear on Web sites from MyMoney.gov, the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. To learn how to protect yourself on the Internet, check out www.onguardonline.gov and www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.


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Last Updated 11/19/2010

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