A component of the program is to train staff in the implementation of the Program. This requires an understanding of various risks and techniques for identification of warning signs. Training is the most effective method for acquisition of skills, knowledge, and competencies. A training program (see Attachments) has been envisaged to fill the void created by the federal requirement.
We appreciate the Arizona Department of Commerce taking an interest in helping businesses combat identity-theft through our new training program. Please feel free to call me at 12345 for any further information or have any questions about this proposal.
Businesses and organizations are required by the Red Flags Rule to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program for detecting “red flags” or warning signs of identity theft for their day-to-day operations. The Rule applies to “financial institutions” and “creditors.” Financial institutions and creditors with covered accounts need to develop and implement a Program, which should be designed to detect and respond to red flags of identity theft based on the nature of businesses and the associated risks.
The program should include four basic elements that create a framework to address threats from identity theft. Red flags are patterns of practices or specific activities that are suspicious and indicate the possibilities of identity theft. The Program should include reasonable policies and procedures for identification of red flags. The Program should be designed for detection of red flags that are identified. Appropriate action should be laid out when red flags are detected. The Program should address how the Program would be re-evaluated periodically to reflect ever-changing risks from this crime. The first written program should be approved by the board of directors or the