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Identity Theft Prevention Program (FTC Red Flags Rule)

The University Identity Theft Prevention Program was approved by the Florida International University Board of Trustees on March 31, 2009, to be effective as of August 1, 2009. The FIU Identity Theft Prevention Program is available at:


The University is vigilant of its obligation to prevent and detect identity theft in connection with the "covered accounts" it offers and maintains. At FIU, these covered accounts consist of student financial aid loan accounts, short-term loan accounts, emergency loan accounts, and student and staff FIU One Cards, which were referred to as the PantherCARD debit accounts prior to July, 2011.

Any FIU employee who will be handling or have access to a covered account or any transaction in connection with credit card processing or payment, is required to attend the Identity Theft Prevention training offered regularly through the IT Security Office and the Office of University Compliance & Integrity.

If you need to take the FTC Red Flags Rule training, please contact the Office of University Compliance & Integrity at 305-348-2216 or via email to compliance@fiu.edu.

In addition, the Identity Theft Prevention Program has developed a brochure that provides helpful information to FIU faculty, staff and students on how to detect, prevent and protect themselves against the crime of identity theft. The FIU Identity Theft Prevention brochure is available for downloading here.