Don’t let the fox guard the hen house. According to "identity theft expert" Robert Siciliano:

"As much as 70 percent of all identity theft is committed by someone with inside access to organizations such as corporations, banks, or government agencies, or by someone who has an existing relationship with the victim. People with access to sensitive personal data are most likely to commit identity theft. For many, it’s just too easy not to."

As an example, Siciliano cites the case of a 27-year-old computer technician at the Bank of New York Mellon, who has been charged with stealing the identities of more than 150 of his coworkers and charging up to $1 million in their names. His tactic was to get new credit cards issued in their names and sent to his own address, according to authorities.

With the Red Flags Rule taking effect, any business that extends credit will need to set up a program to monitor, detect and deter identity theft. To help you do this, Personnel Concepts offers its Workplace Identity Theft Program, which will enable you to stay in compliance with the Red Flags Rule.