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FDIC Fraudulent Emails

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that "in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local governments…" the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the recipient's account "due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act." It further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and account information can be verified using a system called "IDVerify."

If consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may be loaded onto the recipient's computer.

This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.

The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to alert@fdic.gov.

Personal Finanace Principles every child should know

End of year Financial Planning Tips

The Importance of Using Credit Cards Responsibly

Transfer Credit Cards - Customer Tips

Lost Wallet - Consumer Tips

New Credit Card Rules

Have You Prepared Your Will?

Do Your Children Know the Financial Facts of Life?

Money Pass

Living On a Budget

Avoid Holiday Stress by Planing Ahead

Don't Be Taken In By Phony Charities

Improving your credit score

Understanding Your Checking Account

What’s Your Financial Vocabulary IQ?

What's In The Box?
Millions of Americans rent a safe deposit box from their bank. Before renting, you need to make sure you understand how it works

Play It Safe In your ATM Transactions
The Use of ATMs continues to grow at record rates. Its estimated that there are more than 1.5 million machines installed worldwide and new ATMs installed every five minutes.

Can You Afford Retirement?
In the past, Americans looked forward to retirement. They made plans to travel, spend time at the fishing hole and enjoy the grandkids. Now, more and more of us are delaying retirement just to get by.

Identity Theft: Avoid Becoming A Victim
Up to 500,000 individuals are victims each year of identity theft, a fast-growing form of fraud. Fortunately, a few simple steps can help ensure you stay out of these statistics.

Individual Retirement Accounts: Better Than Ever!
An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is an excellent tool for retirement savings. Unlike most investments, depending on the type of IRA you choose, contributions may be tax deductible and will grow either tax-deferred or tax-free.

Understanding Your Credit Score
Before making a major purchase such as a home or automobile, there are two reports you should check.


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