Identity Theft Continues to Grow, Affecting 16.7 Million in the USA (6.6 Percent of Population), Says SmartMetric, the Maker of the Biometric Credit and Cyber/Access Card

1 in 4 US Citizens Have Become Victims of ID Theft Over the Past 5 Years

Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – According to research just released by Javelin Strategy and Research*, more than 16 Million persons in the United States became victims of Identity Theft in 2017.   This is 6.6 percent of the population.

Identity Theft is not getting better.  In fact it is getting worse.  According to the research, Identity Theft increased in 2017 over the previous year by 1.3 million victims.

SmartMetric is the developer and manufacturer of the biometric credit card and security/access card that has an inbuilt fully functional miniature fingerprint scanner inside the card.  No central database that can risk the card holder’s biometric information and no sending of biometric data over the network, the SmartMetric biometric card stores a person's fingerprint inside the card.  On the surface of the card is a small sensor that, when touched, causes the card to scan and match your fingerprint in less than a second.  If it is your biometrics matching on the card, then the card is turned on.  If not, no one else can use it. 

The SmartMetric Biometric card is a powerful new technology in the multibillion dollar fight against ID theft and credit card fraud.  As a security card, it provides extreme security for cyber log on, doorway entry and on the spot identity verification, all in a single card the size and thickness of a credit card.

After many years of research and development with its advanced team of engineers primarily in Tel Aviv, Israel, SmartMetric has achieved what was seen as impossible: a fully operational biometric locked and secured credit card for consumers and ID card for businesses.

The SmartMetric biometric payments and security card is protected by 5 issued patents with additional patents applied for.  Being the originator of the biometric fingerprint in-card concept over a decade ago, SmartMetric, while working on its product development, followed through with seeing its concept of a biometric card was protected by patents.

“Touch your card and your fingerprint biometrics instantly unlock the card in less than a second.  Safer than a password and so much easier and quicker than entering a PIN," said SmartMetric’s President and CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

The company has recently appointed experienced credit card manufacturers in the United States and South America to bring the leading SmartMetric biometric card to credit card issuing Banks.  The SmartMetric biometric credit card is being met with a very high level of enthusiasm, as the banking industry is recognizing the benefits of having and offering this advanced biometric security technology to their customers.

SmartMetric is a United States company with its head office in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It has a team of advanced engineers in Tel Aviv, Israel and has mass manufacturing capacity in various parts of the world.  The company can now manufacture 1 million cards a month and has the capacity to increase this significantly based on product demand.

The SmartMetric biometric card is protected by five (5) recently “issued” patents.  Additional patents are pending. 

To view a video of the SmartMetric card, follow this link SmartMetric Biometric Card Video

To contact the representative for the SmartMetric biometric credit/security card within the USA, please contact PROTEC Secure Card, Tracey Breckenridge at To view their website, 

For more information concerning the new biometric secured credit and security card for South America, please contact HOGIER GARTNER CIA S.A., Alvaro Gartner Valencia at  To view their website,

* Javelin Strategy and Research – This company has no association or relationship with SmartMetric Inc.

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Contact Information

Protec Secure Card, LLC
80 Corbett Way
Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
Sales: Tracey Breckenridge

Alvaro Gartner Valencia
Gerente Comercial & Financiero
Carrera 65, No. 80-16
Bogota D.C. 11121, Colombia
Tel: +57. (1) 4378484

SmartMetric, Inc. 
Head Office
+1.702.990.3687 (West Coast Time)