The “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010” (S. 3987) has passed the Senate.  The legislation would limit the scope of the Red Flags Rule, which requires certain “creditors” to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs to help identify, detect and respond to patterns, practices or specific activities that indicate possible identity theft.  The new legislation would exclude from the definition of “creditor” certain entities that “[advance] funds on behalf of a person for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person.”  As we previously reported, companion legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives.