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Americans worry the most about having their credit card information stolen by hackers or becoming a victim of identity theft. Anxiety over the theft of credit card information and a person’s identity is considerably more than any other serious concern.
Americans’ Worries About Various Crimes: Pollsters asked, how often do you, yourself, worry about the following things — frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? The percentage who Frequently or occasionally worry according to Gallup Poll conducted October, 2015.
69% Having the credit card information you have used at stores stolen by hackers
69% Being a victim of identity theft
40% Having your car stolen or broken into
39% Your home being burglarized when you are not there
33% Having a school-aged child of yours physically harmed while attending school
27% Being a victim of terrorism
25% Getting mugged
25% Your home being burglarized when you are there
19% Being a victim of a hate crime
17% Being attacked while driving your car
17% Getting murdered
16% Being sexually assaulted
7% Being assaulted/killed by a coworker/employee where you work
By adding biometric security to a consumers credit and debit card brings a much higher level of security and safety giving a greater peace of mind to the public who are seriously concerned and anxious about the safety of their identity and credit card information.
SmartMetric has built inside a credit and debit card a fully functional fingerprint scanner that is used to activate the cards EMV Chip prior to a transaction. The card holder becomes the key using the persons own biometrics to activate the card. If the holder of the card is not the card holder then simply the card will not work, said today SmartMetric’s President and CEO, Chaya Hendrick.
The SmartMetric biometric payments card solution works with existing chip card readers in retail stores and ATMs without the need for additional hardware or systems at the bank. A safer card for consumers and banks alike.
Safe Harbor Statement: Certain of the above statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.