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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.

Fall 2005 - A Special Guide for Seniors and Families

If a Crime Has Been Committed


Contact the fraud departments of any one of the three major credit bureaus if you suspect your name or accounts are being used improperly. They are Equifax at 1-800-525-6285, Experian at 1-888-397-3742, or TransUnion at 1-800-680-7289. Ask for a "fraud alert" to be placed on your credit file, which can help prevent a thief from opening new accounts or making changes to your existing accounts.

Call your financial institutions if accounts have been corrupted by a crook or fraudulently opened in your name. Discuss closing those accounts and opening new accounts. Also consider filling out an "ID Theft Affidavit" available on the Federal Trade Commission's Web site at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or by calling toll-free 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). This document can be used to help you prove you are an innocent victim.

Call the local police to fill out the necessary crime reports.

 

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Last Updated 11/10/2005

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