The Certified Red Flag Specialist® (CRFS) designation is the leading registered workplace identity fraud prevention training and certification program developed based on US government approved techniques as outlined in the Red Flags Rule and rigorous examination by Identity Management Institute® (IMI).
As consumer information continues to be stolen in data breach incidents, companies increasingly face the threats and consequences of identity theft regardless of how or from where the victims’ personal information was obtained. Defrauding businesses is the main objective of identity thieves and well trained professionals can help organizations detect signs of identity theft (red flags) and prevent fraud in order to minimize losses, protect potential identity theft victims, and comply with the regulations.
There are many regulations, standards and guidelines which address the protection of consumers’ private information, however, when such efforts fail and consumer records fall into the wrong hands, businesses must be on the lookout for identity theft warning signs to detect and prevent fraud during business transactions. Therefore, employees must be properly educated and trained to adequately identify, detect, and respond to identity theft red flags with the latest techniques.
Identity Management Institute is an independent international organization which developed and administers the CRFS® training and certification program which is aligned with various regulatory requirements and guidelines, especially the US Red Flags Rule regulation which requires high risk organizations to implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program (ITPP) and includes comprehensive identity fraud prevention and detection standards.
IMI also manages the largest identity theft discussion group to support professional networking and encourage global collaboration.