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FDIC Consumer News

June 21, 2017

The Summer 2017 FDIC Consumer News alerts the public to common scams and provides basic tips for protecting personal information and money. Topics include:

  • An overview of 10 schemes bank customers need to be aware of, starting with the crime that occurs when thieves pose as government employees with false claims about needing a payment or valuable information, such as Social Security or bank account numbers;
  • Basic defenses to consider in your everyday life, especially when engaging in financial transactions with strangers through e-mail, over the phone or on the Internet; and
  • Resources to turn to for more information on how to avoid becoming a victim of financial scams.

Please use the following link to download your free copy of the FDIC Consumer News – Summer 2017. https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum17/