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Confidential or sensitive data, or data that is personally identifiable should never be collected or stored on publicly available websites. See supporting documentation for University Policy 311 - Guideline for Data Handling.

Red Flag Detection Form

Red Flag Detection Form

Please complete and submit this form when an identity theft Red Flag is detected in the course of University operations.

Identity Theft Red Flags are warning signs - suspicious patterns or practices or specific activities - of possible identity theft of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 

PII here refers to any name or number that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information, to identify a specific person, including, but not limited to: name, address, telephone number, social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number, passport number, taxpayer identification number, computer’s Internet Protocol address, or bank or other financial account routing code.

Red Flag detection reporting is part of the University's Identity Theft Prevention Program (ITPP), or Red Flags Rule Program.  For more information on Red Flags, see UNC Charlotte's Red Flags Rule Procedures document and the links provided on the annual survey form.

Note that this form is for workplace detection of potential signs of identity theft only.  For information security breach notification procedures, see University Policy 311.5.  For reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse of University resources, see University Policy 803, and use the Internal Audit department's form.  For personal incidents of identity theft, see the FTC's Identity Theft Consumer Information site.


Describe how the Red Flag was detected and all corresponding actions performed by the employee and/or supervisor(s) involved in the incident and investigation.