ICFE eNEWS #15-28 - September 15 2015
introduces CITRMS®-XV Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist"
San Diego, CA. - One result of the soaring increases in credit and
identity theft are new laws, rules and regulations regarding the
keeping of consumer information private, massive data breaches and
the ever-changing tricks and tactics of the identity thieves. It
brings about the immediate need for highly trained identity theft
risk management specialists focusing on these new areas of risk
including the internet and smart phones.
The all new ICFE
Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist - CITRMS® XV
course curriculum addresses such vital areas as: the nature and
forms of identity theft and related fraud; consumer protection laws
and related requirements of information keepers; the public dossier
and other sources of information such as social media. Identity
theft risks and issues for businesses, including information about
security laws, related requirements and liabilities, and risk management
To attain the certification, ICFE's CITRMS®
XV candidates must successfully complete a rigorous 100 question
final exam designed to thoroughly assess their comprehension of
the CITRMS® XV Independent Study Guide.
Over 5,000 individuals,
including privacy consultants, law enforcement people, lawyers,
military counselors, paralegals, financial planners, credit and
debt counselors, notaries, and mortgage brokers trained, examined
and certified as CITRMS® by the ICFE since 2005. All of the current
CITRMS® certificants will have nine months to upgrade to the CITRMS®
More information on the ICFE
CITRMS® XV was written by
Yan Ross, ICFE's Director of Special Projects. He is an accredited
educator, and actively practiced law for over 30 years, including
10 years in government positions and 20+ years in private practice.
He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. For
over 15 years, he has addressed Identity Theft Risk Assessment and
management for consumers, organizations holding personally identifiable
information, and professionals who work with individuals and organizations
who are at risk of falling victim to identity thieves.
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.