ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists, comprised of financial services industry professionals, credit and debt counselors, financial planners, CPAs, law enforcement, notary publics, consumer advocates, paralegals and some lawyers, earn their ICFE Certification after study and application of the program Independent Study Guide and pass a written examination. The self-study course is based on FACTA and also covers, in great detail, issues related to credit and identity theft risk management and helping victims.
ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists are also educators. They are the new front line of defense for consumers and small business owners in helping people learn how to access and manage their individual risk of becoming a victim. The actual review and assessment involves looking at the manner and method of receiving sensitive information, financial statements and other data. Next they observe and review what is done about safe and secure storage of sensitive information and, as important, the methods used to disposing of these documents.
ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists are trained specifically about the bad habits and practices which are very dangerous for people to employ at home and at work that increase the risk of victimization. They are also trained and tested in what techniques are required to keep that same risk as low as possible. Their insight, coupled with their knowledgeable and beneficial recommendations for people to take will help protect people and save untold millions of dollars.
Identity theft risk reviews for the small business owner are more involved and include acquainting them with their new accountabilities under the FACTA law and advising them what the liability and penalties might be were their present handling and storage practices to lead to a breach of their clients or customers credit and personal information. The ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist are exposed to the latest techniques of internet commerce and how to protect, store and safely dispose of that information once it reaches the office in printed form.
ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists are also knowledgeable about credit reports and as a result are up-to-date on the latest methods to detect suspicious activity. They are also equipped to assist the victim of identity theft. Important identity theft discovery techniques and prevention measures are implemented and explained to the during the review and assessment process.
Becoming an ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist is a way to help others and, perhaps, earn extra income at the same time. It will also enable you to add a new and highly beneficial service to your existing clients and use it to attract new ones.
An ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist's efforts on behalf of a client could uncover identity theft that could potentially cost a victim into the thousands of dollars or they may discover an inaccuracy that depresses a credit score.
ICFE Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialists may choose full-time or part-time, or even once or twice a week. Some conveniently establish their own hours and work by appointment out of a home office, in a client's home or at the location of the small business. Advertising, marketing and prospecting may be conducted and focused anywhere, because everyone can benefit from this very useful service.
Earn the respect of family, professional associates, clients and those in the community you serve. Enjoy professional success while teaching others about how to guard against America's number one financial crime, credit and identity theft.