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FDIC Consumer News - Spring 1998

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.

Have a Safe Trip

Follow this roadmap to trouble-free travel, whether you’re going on a business trip or vacation

•    Don’t take along a lot of cash. Consider using traveler’s checks, ATMs and credit cards.
•    Don’t flaunt your cash, charge cards, jewelry, passport, etc.
•    At hotels and motels, consider keeping jewelry and other valuables in a safe.
•    Report a lost or stolen credit card immediately to limit your liability for unauthorized charges by a thief.
•    At airports, be on guard against thieves who target weary travelers (and their cash, credit cards and other belongings).
•    Carry a list of toll-free phone numbers for your bank and credit card companies, so you can report a lost item and get replacement cards or cash. Don’t list your account numbers, your Social Security number, PIN or other confidential numbers.
•    Ask a “guardian angel” back home — a trusted friend or neighbor — to pick up your mail and keep an eye on your house. Leave a copy of your itinerary so you can be reached in an emergency.

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