Prevention, Detection, and Mitigation of Identity Theft


In response to the increasing nationwide incidence of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission, along with the banking regulatory agencies, issued a so-called “Red Flags Rule” intended to protect consumers from this crime. “Red Flags” are circumstances that should cause creditors and financial institutions to suspect that identity thieves may be using the identifying information of others to commit fraud.

The University is committed to complying with federal regulations concerning the detection, prevention, and mitigation of identity theft. In accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) of 2003 and the subsequent “Red Flags Rule” of 2007, the University is required to establish a comprehensive, coordinated, and University-wide approach for facilitating the detection, prevention, and mitigation of identity theft.

Applies To
Academic Division
The Medical Center
The College at Wise
Approved On
Contact Office
Comptroller (Office of the University)
red flags
identity theft
social security number
Last Revised
Major Category
Finance and Business Operations
Oversight Executive
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer