- Coronavirus Rumor Control: The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response.For more information on the coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.gov. You can also visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) response page for more updates on the federal response. Follow state and local officials as well for instructions and information specific to your community.
- FDIC has compiled a series of frequently asked questions for consumers affected by the coronavirus. These FAQs will be updated as needed. FAQs for consumers: https://go.usa.gov/xdJCc
- FDIC: Insured Bank Deposits are Safe; Beware of Potential Scams Using the Agency's Name: In light of recent developments related to the coronavirus, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding Americans that FDIC-insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money. The FDIC is also warning consumers of recent scams where impostors are pretending to be agency representatives to perpetrate fraudulent schemes.
- FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE): An online calculator that assists consumers and businesses in determining their deposit insurance coverage for each FDIC-insured bank where they have deposit accounts. EDIE also provides a printable report showing whether those deposits are fully protected or if some exceed the federal limits.
- The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Learn here about Money Smart tools and strategies that you can use to teach others, as well as tools you can use to learn on your own.
- Consumer Protection Topics: The FDIC recognizes the importance of providing consumers with useful information to help them make informed decisions about their money and to protect themselves against financial scams and fraud. You’ll find information here on specific banking topics that provides general information on the topic as well as links to other resources to learn more.
Federal Trade Commission Resources
- IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
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- Online Security: The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to protect your computer, your information, and your online files.
- Debit Card Skimmer Safety: Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Here are a few tips to help you avoid a skimmer when you gas up.
- Your credit report affects your ability to get a loan or job, and could help you avoid identity theft. Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Visit annualcreditreport.com to get your free credit report.
- Password Security: Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools
- FBI's Scams and Safety: Getting educated and taking a few basic steps may well keep you from becoming a victim of crime and fraud—and save you a great deal of time and trouble.
- Social Engineering Red Flags: Stop being a victim to phishing email attacks and learn how to spot a fake.
- Commercial Online Banking Services Risk Assessment and Controls Evaluation: This risk assessment and controls evaluation is provided to assist commercial online banking users in identifying threats and measure the strength of their controls.
- Online Banking Alternative Risk Control Mechanisms: Customers may implement additional controls mechanisms to help alleviate their risk. Click the link for examples.
- DHS's Security Tip-Keeping Children Safe Online: Children present unique security risks when they use a computer—not only do you have to keep them safe, you have to protect the data on your computer. By taking some simple steps, you can dramatically reduce the threats.
- Rethink Cyber Safety Rules and the "Tech Talk" with your Teens: Teens connect to the online world much differently than their parents do – thanks in part to our rapidly advancing technologies. Today more than ever, teens lead complex online lives and are faced with real-world problems online.
- Stay Safe Online: The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.
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