FTC: Federal Register Notice: FACTA Model Forms/Practices

David A. Szwak

FTC: Federal Register Notice: FACTA Model Forms/Practices

Postby David A. Szwak » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:18 pm

FTC: Publication of Federal Register notice:

The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice concerning a new FTC publication incorporating model forms and procedures for identity theft victims, as required by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). FACTA, which was enacted in December 2003 and amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act, requires the FTC, in consultation with the federal banking agencies and the National Credit Union Administration, to develop a model form and model procedures for consumers to use when informing creditors and consumer reporting agencies that they are identity theft victims.

The Federal Register notice announces the publication of a recently revised FTC consumer education booklet, Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft (previously titled ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name), which offers guidance and tools for resolving the issues facing identity theft victims, including consumers’ new rights under FACTA. The Commission believes that publishing the revised booklet is the best method of complying with this FACTA requirement.

The Commission vote approving the publication of the Federal Register notice was 5-0. (FTC File No. P044804; the staff contact is Andrew Smith, 202-326-3224).

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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