Identity Theft Prevention

The University of Mary Washington maintains an Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” — of identity theft in its day-to-day operations.  The Identity Theft Prevention Program should enable staff to:

  1. Identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity — the “red flags” — that signal possible identity theft;
  2. Incorporate business practices to detect red flags;
  3. Detail your appropriate response to any red flags you detect to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. Be updated periodically to reflect changes in risks from identity theft.

~Adopted from the FTC


The Identity Theft Prevention Program Committee was created by the Policy on Identity Theft Prevention Program as approved by the Board of Visitors on November 1, 2009. The Committee is chaired by the Information Security Officer, who serves as the Program Administrator.  Members of the committee include representatives from Business Services, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Accounts, and University Police.

Red Flags, Questions, and Contact:

Those who seek more information, wish to access campus- specific policies, or suspect fraud should visit the Identity Theft Program Prevention Committee Site (authentication required).  Third Parties with questions should contact the Program Administrator.


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