Red Flags Rule

Are you up on the Red Flags Rule? (Sometimes it’s referred to as one of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Identity Theft Rules and it appears in the Code of Federal Regulations as “Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation of Identity Theft.”) The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs – or red flags – of identity theft in their day-to-day operations.

Guidance

Tips for organizations under FTC jurisdiction to determine whether they need to design an identity theft prevention program.

Resources

An estimated nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity thieves may drain accounts, damage credit, and even put medical treatment at risk. The cost to business — left with unpaid bills racked up by scam artists — can be staggering, too. The Red Flags Rule...