Procedural Changes at UM-Flint to Help Prevent Identity Theft

 

What Students, Faculty, and Staff Need to Know!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal banking agencies issued a regulation known as the Red Flags Rule intended to reduce the risk of identity theft.  The University of Michigan - Flint is implementing a number of programs designed to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening of a covered account or any existing covered accounts within the university.

Covered Accounts Include:

  1. External Loan Programs
  2. Internal Loan Programs
  3. Student Accounts

The goal of the Red Flags Rule is to identify patterns, practices, and specific activities that signal possible identity theft.  It also encourages students to take specific action in relation to their account to tighten security:

  • Carry and use the UM-Flint ID card in all offices
  • Special alerts by email to any change of address or PIN
  • Standardizes procedures for indentifying possible identity theft
  • Establishes policy for dealing with lost or stolen UM-Flint ID cards
    A reminder: if you find a UM-Flint ID card, please turn it in ONLY to the Department of Safety

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to learn more about the new procedures and ways to prevent identity theft at:

New Federal Regulation by the Federal Trade Commission

United States Department of Justice

Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Protection Site

Ann Arbor Identity Theft Prevention Program