The FDIC provides information to educate consumers on emerging and continuing issues, including fraudulent efforts to obtain consumer information. You can also learn about new laws that provide you the consumer with new opportunities or protections.

Identity Theft

Provides information for combating attempts to hijack your identity.

Phishing Scam

Informs consumers about a common type of e-mail fraud called "phishing.

Check 21 Act

Check Clearing for the 21st Century
Informs consumers how banking institutions are phasing out the return of cancelled checks.


Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
Learn about the availability of free credit reports and access to credit scores.

Privacy Act Issues under Gramm-Leach-Bliley

Learn about the privacy protections for your financial information as provided under this Act.