Red Flags, Gray Areas

Bradley, Brian
October 2008
Business Credit;Oct2008, Vol. 110 Issue 9, p48
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the effectiveness of the red flag rules by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. in October 2008. The FTC's red flag rules aimed to prevent identity theft become fully effective in November 1 this year. The regulations require businesses extending credit to customers of having comprehensive programs in place to verify an applicant's identity. A red flag is a practice, pattern or particular activity that shows the possible risk of identity theft.


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