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Identity Theft Prevention Program
Policy StatementSyracuse University has established this institutional policy in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) rules on Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the “Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003”. This policy is intended to establish a program to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening and/or maintenance of accounts covered by the FTC’s rules in this area.
This policy is to be considered in conjunction with the University’s existing policies that protect financial accounts and related sensitive information maintained by the University.
Red Flags: A pattern, practice or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft. For the University’s purposes, Red Flags may include but are not limited to: alerts, notifications or other warnings received from consumer reporting agencies or from services providers, such as fraud detection services or third-party entities who have access to University-maintained information, such as student loan administrators or banks; suspicious documents; suspicious personal identifying information; unusual activity in covered accounts; or notices from students, employees, or law enforcement authorities regarding identity theft.
Account: A continuing relationship established by a person with the University to obtain products or services for personal, family, household, or business purposes.
Service Provider: A person or entity which provides services to the University.
Covered Account: Any account which the University offers or maintains, primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, that involves or is designed to permit multiple payments or transactions or any other account that the University offers or maintains for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk to account holders or to the University’s financial soundness for identity theft.
Identity Theft Program:
Links to Procedures and Related Information
Date: May 12, 2010
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