This month, the Federal Trade Commission’s “red flag” rules to prevent and mitigate identity theft in financial institutions go into effect. Find out more about identity theft and the program on the FTC’s Web site.
A bill (H.R. 2431) introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would make it a federal crime to use falsified travel documents. Under the measure, it would be illegal to produce, transfer, possess, or use false travel documents. The bill would also provide training for transportation security officers on the best methods to identify false documents.