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FDIC Consumer News - Winter 2002/2003

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 Credit Reports and Credit Scores

For More Information from the Government

The FDIC and the other federal banking regulators listed on "For General Information from Financial Regulators" have publications, Web sites, staff and other resources that can help answer your questions about credit and your rights as a consumer.

The Federal Trade Commission enforces a number of federal laws concerning consumer credit and nonbank companies, such as credit bureaus. For general information, including consumer brochures and procedures for filing a complaint involving your credit files or an identity theft, call toll-free 877-FTC-HELP—that's 877-382-4357—or go to www.ftc.gov.

Other consumer information from the federal government, including publications available from the Federal Citizen Information Center (call toll-free at 888-878-3256 or go to www.pueblo.gsa.gov) and the Web site FirstGov for Consumers (www.consumer.gov).

Your state government also may offer assistance and information to people having credit-related problems. Contact your state's Attorney General's office or consumer protection office as listed in your phone book or other directories, or visit your state's official Web site.

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