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October 27th, 2009
12:10 PM ET

FDIC Phishing/Scam Alert

(Or not!)
(Or not!)


Just found this in the ol' inbox. If it turns up in yours, hit 'delete'. (While this scam's pretty topical, the FDIC says its name has been used in phishing schemes for about five years now.)


From: FDIC []
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:38 AM
Subject: you need to check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage

You have received this message because you are a holder of a FDIC-insured bank account.
Recently FDIC has officially named the bank you have opened your account with as a failed bank, thus, taking control of its assets.

You need to visit the official FDIC website and perform the following steps to check your Deposit Insurance Coverage:
• Visit FDIC website: (link removed)
• Download and open your personal FDIC Insurance File to check your Deposit Insurance Coverage


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
October 27th, 2009
07:41 AM ET

Public Option: States to Decide?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday he’ll add a public insurance option to the Senate health care reform bill, but allow states the right to opt out of it. (Read the full story here.) Sen. Reid’s proposal is a compromise between more liberal Senate Democrats who have lobbied hard for a public option and more conservative Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans who have lobbied hard against it.

What do you think about letting states decide whether or not they’ll participate in a public insurance option?

Post your comments here and Heidi will read some of them in the Newsroom from 9a-11a ET.

Filed under: Heidi Collins