FDIC Consumer News
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 recent 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.
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.