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On July 21, 2010, President Barak Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, in part, permanently raises the current standard maximum deposit insurance amount to $250,000.
Click here to go the the Electonic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE) and get help determining how much FDIC insurance you have and if you have any amount that might not be covered.
Click here for information about FDIC.
Identity theft occurs when a criminal uses key pieces of someone’s personal information such as a Social Security Number, driver’s license, credit card or bank account information to obtain credit or commit a crime in your name.
While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record. Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities, or be denied loans for education, housing or cars because of negative information on their credit reports. In rare cases, they may even be arrested for crimes they did not commit.
Due to the recently enacted The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), you are entitled to one free credit report each year from one of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com or call any of the numbers listed below.
Take some simple precautions to help protect yourself:
If you think you have become a victim of identity theft, contact your local law enforcement agency and the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-IDTHEFT.
The FTC and Washington State Attorney General post step-by-step directions on their websites for reporting identity theft and protecting your credit history.
Click here to download a pdf brochure put out by Federal Trade Commission regarding Identity Theft.