FDIC Consumer Alerts

Consumer Assistance 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 frauds and scams. You’ll find information here on specific banking topics as well as links to other resources to learn more.

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Consumer Protection

Find resources provided by the FDIC to educate and protect consumers, revitalize communities, and promote compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws.

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Consumer Alerts

The department of Health of Human Services Office of Inspector General has encountered a wide variety of scams in which fraudsters use technology to impersonate official government personnel from HHS or OIG.

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Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals. 

The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam.

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Avoiding and Reporting Scams

Consumer alerts issued by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. If you suspect financial fraud, report it to DFI.

1-877-746-4334 or dfi@dfi.wa.gov

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