NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2014) - SmartMetric, Inc. (
In 2013, one in three consumers who received notification of a data breach became a victim of fraud. There are more than a million new victims of identity theft every month in the United States. In a report from the National Consumers League it found in 2013 nearly one in three data breaches resulted in fraud; that's up from one in nine in 2010.
It is clear that increased data breaches lead to increased losses due to identity theft for consumers.
SmartMetric through the use of Biometrics, provides a greater defence against identity theft. By using a person's fingerprint in order to activate a credit or debit card it becomes majorly more difficult for data thieves who have stolen credit card numbers to make use of them for fraud. While the data thieves can steal your credit card number online they can't steal your biometric information online. With the SmartMetric in card fingerprint reader your fingerprint never leaves your card and becomes the ultimate key in protecting the consumer and financial institution alike, said today the President & CEO of SmartMetric, Chaya Hendrick.
To read more about SmartMetric's biometric technology please go to www.smartmetric.com
About SmartMetric, Inc. - SmartMetric is a publicly traded technology company that has added a fingerprint scanner built inside EMV payment credit and debit chip cards thereby creating a second layer biometric authentication protection in defending against card fraud. The company is now actively marketing its technology to card issuing financial institutions around the World. To find out more please go to www.smartmetric.com
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