This week, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) honored National Consumer Protection Week by sharing 10 online resources to keep consumers safe while managing their finances. In an era where “Googling” reliable information is standard, the FDIC wants to ensure that consumers are getting practical and dependable tips to help avoid fraud while managing their bank accounts.
A few of the resources offered by the FDIC include:
- Bank Find: Our online directory that consumers can use to locate an FDIC-insured institution, learn what happened to a bank that changed names or no longer exists, and more.
- Small Business Web Page: Useful information for small businesses, especially regarding access to loans, plus an online form to ask the FDIC a question or register a concern.
- Foreclosure Prevention Toolkit: A Web page that provides easy access to helpful information for homeowners on avoiding foreclosure and foreclosure “rescue” scams.
To read the remainder of the tips, visit the FDIC.
What does your FI do to inform customers about the danger of online fraud? Let us know in the comments section below.