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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 2006

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Here are clues to preventing expensive errors with your checking account, credit card or other financial services. After all, this isn't play money!

Fraud Alert

    Fraudulent E-Mails Claim to Be From the FDIC

    Beware of Phone-Based "Vishing" Scams

    New Safety Procedures for Internet Banking

News Briefs

    Update on Higher Coverage for Retirement Accounts

    New Law Promotes Retirement Savings

    New Options for Direct Deposit of Tax Refunds

    Guide for Seniors Wins Consumer Award

A Shopping List: Money Tips for the Holidays...and Year-Round


FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Sheila C. Bair
Chairman

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director,
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design

FDIC Consumer News is produced quarterly by the FDIC Office of Public Affairs in cooperation with other Divisions and Offices. It is intended to present information in a nontechnical way and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of FDIC or other government regulations and policies. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement.

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Last Updated 11/08/2006

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