NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- A new report reveals that nearly half of U.S. consumers have experienced card fraud,(1) while another survey found that 56% of fraud victims changed their card use or shopping behavior after a fraudulent charge.(2)

This shows a seriously heightened concern by credit card users while also revealing a serious business cost for Banks above and beyond the direct cost of fraud losses. The cost to Banks of lost business from their card holders is a hidden cost not often considered by the card issuing institutions.

"The ongoing direct losses due to card fraud along with the substantial hidden costs of lost business, highlights the benefit to card issuing Banks and consumers alike, from the adoption of a safer biometrics based credit card," said today SmartMetric's President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

SmartMetric is the creator of the in-the-card fingerprint scanner for chip credit cards. It uses a SmartMetric developed miniature and super thin fully functional fingerprint reader that sits inside the credit card. The biometric reader is used to turn on the card's surface chip following a fingerprint match and prior to being inserted into card readers or ATM's.

The SmartMetric solution overlays biometric protection on top of the new chip card technology now being issued across the United States. There are now more than 4.8 billion chip payments cards issued globally.

Follow this link to view the SmartMetric biometric card:

SmartMetric Biometric Payments Card --

To view the company website:

1. ACI Worldwide and Aite Group. 2016 Global Consumer Card Fraud: Where Card Fraud Is Coming From; infographic/summary and full report; July 2016.

2. Tender Armor. CNP Fraud Consumer Impact: Anxiety That Reduces Credit and Debit Card Usage; April 6, 2016.

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