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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

For More Information About Preventing Internet Fraud

The FDIC Web site at www.fdic.gov features brochures, consumer alerts and articles published in FDIC Consumer News on topics such as safe banking over the Internet and protecting against identity theft online. You can also watch an FDIC video about protecting against online scams.

OnGuard Online is a Web site that has tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help consumers protect against Internet fraud, secure personal computers and avoid ID theft. The site, which is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), can be found at www.onguardonline.gov/index.html.

The FTC's Web site also has a wide assortment of consumer information on topics such as shopping and paying safely online and avoiding ID theft. Start at www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm.

The new "Looks Too Good to be True" Web site, a joint effort of federal law enforcement agencies and corporate partners, is intended to educate consumers on how to avoid Internet frauds. The site, which is funded by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the FBI, is located at www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.

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