Event Profile

3C's Month: Red Flag Rules for Front-Line Employees

October 26, 2021

Who Should Attend:

Any customer-facing employee in credit, collections, and customer service.

Related Events:

3Cs Month, October 4 - 28, 2021

In lieu of an in-person 3C’s conference this year, NWPPA will hold a 3C’s Month in October filled with a robust offering of popular NWPPA courses that we have run in the past as well as brand new content, all delivered as webinars! 

Webinar Overview:

Perhaps you have been a victim of identity theft yourself; if so, you understand the pain, stress, and damage it causes. Would it surprise you to learn that utilities are considered an identity theft gateway? The customer accounts your utility maintains and the information your field personnel have access to can be used by would-be thieves to steal the identities of your customers.

Red Flag Rules are the common name used to describe the requirements of Section 114 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA or FACT Act). All organizations covered by Red Flag Rules must have developed and implemented written identity theft prevention programs by the time of this class. If you interact with customers or have access to customer data, you probably have questions about how the rules affect you and how you can help to implement the policies established at your utility. This webinar will provide an overview to help address those concerns.

The webinar will also briefly cover the requirements of Section 315 of the FACTA, which pertains to reconciliation of address disputes.

Webinar Objectives:

After participating in this webinar, you will understand:

  • The three keys to preventing identity theft: deter, detect, and defend
  • What an identity theft prevention policy is
  • Why your employer has an identity theft prevention policy
  • Statistics that recognize theft as a growing crime
  • How identity theft affects the utility industry
  • The role as a staff person or front-line associate

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Instructor:

Jennifer Bouman-Steagall, Red Kite Employment Law

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 9-11 a.m. Pacific Time on October 26, 2021. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $90
Associate Member Rate: $135
Non-Member Rate: $270

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for two continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.