SmartMetric, Inc. Announces Technology Solution for Electronic Credit Card Pick Pocketing

BAY HARBOR, FL--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCBB: SMME) announced today that its patented biometric SmartCard is the highest security solution for the electronic pick pocketing dilemma facing all consumers, merchants and credit card issuers that are using today's new contactless RFID technology. Recent news media reports a scanning device found online for as little as $10 is all it takes for a criminal to steal your credit card number without the card ever leaving your pocket.


C. Hendrick, SmartMetric President & CEO stated: "Stored inside our secure SmartCard card is the world's smallest fingerprint reader. Simply touching the surface of our card activates the card allowing you to now securely buy online or at a point of sale retail merchant. Your sensitive information, such as credit card number, billing address and shipping address is stored inside the card; only your fingerprint can unlock this information. The SmartMetric card allows the user to securely carry his or her card on their person without any risk of electronic 'pick pocketing' from thieves. Not only is the technology 100% secure and 100% reliable, but it simplifies the entire process of identity authentication since no central fingerprint database is required. Everything that's needed is on the card itself. No personal data can be transmitted ever without the cardholders express authentication."

About SmartMetric, Inc.

SmartMetric, Inc. has developed a portable biometric identity and transaction card capable of storing a wide variety of personal information while protecting you against identity theft and fraud. It is one of the most advanced portable identity authentication solutions in the world today. The card contains a biometric fingerprint scanner and reader which only you can unlock and is smaller and thinner than a credit card. The SmartMetric card is ideal for a wide range of consumers, including Personal, Government and Corporate.

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