News Release 2008-151 | December 22, 2008

Federal Financial Regulators Issue Revised Identity Theft Brochure

Joint Release

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision

WASHINGTON — The federal bank, credit union, and thrift regulatory agencies today announced publication of a revised identity theft brochure – You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft — to assist consumers in preventing and resolving identity theft.

The updated brochure focuses primarily on Internet "phishing" by describing how phishing works, offering ways to protect against identity theft, and detailing steps to follow for victims of identity theft.

The brochure includes contact information for three major credit bureaus, where to report suspicious emails, and where to access additional information.

The brochure is attached and is available to download from the Websites of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, National Credit Union Administration, and Office of Thrift Supervision.

Media Contacts:

Federal ReserveSusan Stawick(202) 874-5770
FDICDavid Barr(202) 898-6992
OCCDean DeBuck(202) 874-5770
OTSWilliam Ruberry(202) 906-6677
NCUACherie Umbel(703) 518-6331

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