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.
To Learn More
The Federal Trade Commission provides information on preventing and reporting identity theft. Go to www.consumer.gov/idtheft
or call toll-free hotline at 877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).
The federal regulators of depository institutions can help answer your questions on
identity theft, especially as they relate to banking matters. The agencies recently published a brochure called You Can Fight Identity Theft that focuses on "phishing" scams and is available on the FDIC Web site at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/fighttheft/index.html.