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FACTA for Government Training Course

Course Description


FACTA “Red Flags”


Government agencies and entities that handle personal and business account information are vulnerable to identity theft — a growing problem for consumers and businesses, as well as those who serve them. In the U.S., some 10 million adults are victimized each year, as are an ever-increasing number of businesses and organizations. Losses and identity-theft prevention spending total about $100 billion per year in the U.S.

If government entities aren’t careful with the personal and business account information they handle, clever criminals can use these entities to carry out identity theft. But if they're alert to the “red flags” of identity theft, government entities can do much to prevent it, detect it early if it does occur, and mitigate the damage it can cause.

This 25-minute training course will help employees of government agencies and entities recognize these “red flags” and respond appropriately. It includes video vignettes, pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that government employees should learn to spot and respond to appropriately. The topics covered in the course include:

  • What is identity theft?
  • Fighting identity theft with FACTA
  • Identifying and detecting red flags
  • Suspicious documents
  • Suspicious personal identifying information
  • Suspicious activity
  • Identity theft alerts
  • Low-tech red flags
  • Responding to red flags
  • Other information-security practices
  • Identity theft — a moving target



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