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FDIC Consumer News - Summer 2000

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.

When a Criminal's Cover Is Your Identity
ID theft puts an ugly face on your good name. A con artist who knows your Social Security number, bank account information or other personal details can temporarily become you in order to commit fraud. Fixing the damage could take years. Here's how to reduce your risk.

New Rules to Help Protect Your Financial Privacy

New on the Net

Test Your Financial Savvy

Did You Know...?

    ...Fewer Credit Cards Offer a "Full" Grace Period

    ...Direct Deposit Is Safer Than Checks in the Mail

For More Information


When a Criminal's Cover is Your Identity

FDIC Consumer News
is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Donna Tanoue
Chairman

Phil Battey
Director
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director, OPA

Jay Rosenstein
Writer-Editor

Tommy Ballard
Graphic Design and Illustration

FDIC Consumer News is produced by the FDIC Office of Public Affairs in cooperation with other FDIC Divisions and Offices. It is intended to present information in a nontechnical way and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of FDIC regulations and policies. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement. This newsletter may be reprinted in whole or in part. Please credit material used to FDIC Consumer News.



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