Banking Security

Advice from the FDIC Website:

Introduction to Identity Theft and Online Scams (video)
FDIC Consumer News: FDIC Consumer News provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.
Consumer Resources for Becoming an Informed Banking Customer

Advice from the Website:

Resources gathered for National Consumer Protection Week
(includes advice from the Federal Trade Commission, National Consumers League and US Postal Inspection Service)

Advice from the FBI:

Fraud Alert Poster (PDF file 1.8M)
Avoid being a victim of check fraud

Advice from the U.S. Postal Service:

"There is no legitimate reason why anyone would give you a check or money order and ask you to wire money anywhere in return."
Check out this U.S.P.S. website for tips on preventing check fraud:

Check out some other scheme alerts from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Advice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Website:

IRS Suspicious E-Mails and Identity Theft
The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.