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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.

Winter 2005/2006

FDIC Web Presentation: How to Prevent Online ID Theft

With identity theft continuing to be one of the fastest-growing, most sophisticated crimes in the United States, the FDIC has posted on its Web site an audio-visual presentation to help consumers protect against ID theft that originates online. Entitled "Don't Be an Online Victim," the tutorial explains how to guard against Internet thieves and electronic scams, including protections for your computer and what to do if you believe you've been victimized.

To see the program online, go to: www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/guard/index.html.

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Last Updated 02/02/2006 communications@fdic.gov