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FDIC Consumer News - Fall 1997

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.

Don't Lose These Names and Numbers

Fill out this personal guide and keep it in a safe place. If your wallet is lost or stolen you'll know who to call and what to say. When traveling, take along a similar list, but don't include account numbers or expiration dates.

Checking Accounts

Immediately call to cancel checking accounts and start new ones.

Institution name -
Toll-Free Phone -
Account Number -

Credit Cards and Other "Plastic"

Immediately cancel credit, debit, ATM and other cards, but ask for replacements.

Card 1 Institution Name -
Toll-Free Phone -
Account Number -
Expiration Date -
Card 1 Institution Name -
Toll-Free Phone -
Account Number -
Expiration Date -
Card 1 Institution Name -
Toll-Free Phone -
Account Number -
Expiration Date -

Law Enforcement

Immediately call to report a lost or stolen wallet and ask about filing an official report.

Police -

Credit Bureaus

Call all three major credit bureaus' fraud departments to spot thieves from opening new accounts in your name.

Equifax - Fraud unit phone number available from your creditor or the police.
Experian - 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion - (800) 680-7289

Miscellaneous Identification

Call to report a lost Social Security/Medicaid card, driver's license, passport and other items.

Social Security Administration - (800) 772-1213
Department of Motor Vehicles -
U.S. State Department regional Passport Agency -

FDIC Consumer News Fall 1997 Contents

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