Posts Tagged ‘red flags rule’

Verifying A Utility Applicant’s Identification

Friday, December 11th, 2015

It is common practice for North Carolina local government utilities to require an applicant for utility service to furnish government-issued photo identification. Officials cite the need to protect the integrity of utility operations as justification for the requirement, arguing that it guards against identity theft and protects the utility from (at least some) billing and […]

Does the Red Flags Rule (Still) Apply to Local Government Utilities?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

As the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2011, enforcement of the federal Red Flags Rule began—a mere three years after its enactment. (The Red Flags Rule comprises federal regulations aimed at preventing or mitigating identity theft associated with certain financial transactions. The Rule requires certain creditors that offer or maintain one or more covered […]