Security Alerts and FDIC Resources
FDIC Consumer Tips
View the FDIC's "Consumer Tip of the Week."
This website provides the latest information on FDIC changes. This site provides an overview of insurance coverage, reflecting the temporary $250,000 insurance limit.
Internet Fraud (Federal)
This website provides information on how to file a Federal complaint involving Internet Fraud. All federal internet crime complaints are centralized through the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). These complaints are then referred to the appropriate local, state, federal or international agency for investigation.
Internet Crimes Unit (State)
The Internet Crime Unit is a "one-stop-shop" for all questions/concerns regarding internet safety or crime, which serves the general public, schools and the law enforcement community. Crimes like identify theft, financial fraud, sexual exploitation, child victimization and terrorism are prevalent and are either committed via the internet or furthered through the use of the internet. The unit can be contacted by clicking on the bottom "Report an Internet Crime" or by calling the toll-free number 1-888-70-CRIME (1-888-702-7463).
Federal Trade Commission Identify Theft Website
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place. Law enforcement can get resources and learn how to help victims of identity theft.
US Department of the Treasury Identity Theft Resource Page
This website provides information on the establishment of The President's Identity Theft Task Force to help coordinate the fight against identity theft. This page also contains information on what identity theft is, simple steps individuals can take to prevent it, and what they can do if they become victims. There is also a complete resource library of material on what industry and law enforcement officials are doing to fight the crime and a report on various technologies used to combat identity theft.
FDIC Consumer Resources Website
This website provides a complete list of FDIC's free publications about becoming a better informed consumer. Topics include ID theft as well as shopping for mortgage loans, overdraft protection plans, etc. The page also offers consumers the ability to send an inquiry or complaint to the FDIC.
FDIC Consumer News
This website provides a complete archive of the quarterly newsletter "FDIC Consumer News" which provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. Each issue offers helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars. This site also provides a form for consumers to subscribe to the electronic version of this newsletter, as well as other FDIC publications.
The Federal Reserve Board Consumer Information Page
This website provides a list of the FRB's informational brochures and articles geared for consumers. Topics include bank accounts and services, consumer credit, ID Theft, leasing, mortgages, and personal finance.
OnGuard Online, Your Safety Net
The website provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. Topics include ID Theft, Internet Auctions, Spyware, Wireless Security, Phishing, Social Engineering, Spam Scams, Online Shopping, P2P File-Sharing, Voice over IP, Cross-Border Scams, Investing Online and Laptop Security.
This website allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report online, by phone or through the mail. Free credit reports requested online are viewable immediately upon authentication of identity. Free credit reports requested by phone or mail will be processed within 15 days of receiving your request.