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FDIC Releases New Tool To Protect Consumers Against Online Scams

Press release: “The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released an on-line multimedia education tool that consumers can use to learn how to better protect their computers and themselves from identity thieves. The presentation also features actions consumers can take if their personal information has been compromised. Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and has ranked as one of the top consumer concerns for the past several years. Identity theft is evolving in more complicated ways that make it harder for consumers to protect themselves, and easier for criminals to set up virtual storefronts on the Internet to sell confidential personal information.”

  • Don’t Be an On-line Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams (Macromedia Flash Player is required to view this presentation)
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