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FDIC Consumer News - Spring 2003

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.

Special Report on Fraud

Illustration of a 'To Do' list with phone, credit cards, computer monitor, and paper shredder are in the background. The list reads: protect SSN, guard credit/debit card numbers, keep PINs and passwords confidential, be careful with unsolicited calls and emails, remember: some Web sites are frauds, shed sensitive material before tossing, protect incoming and outgoing mail, review bank credit card statements ASAP, monitor credit reports for fraud. Fighting Financial Fraud: How to Shield Yourself from Swindles
A guide to help you defend against an array of scams involving checks, credit cards, ATMs, the Internet and other bank products and services
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Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

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Last Updated 06/18/2003 communications@fdic.gov