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 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.
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
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.