Friday, October 28, 2011

A plan to curb identity theft on the way

Lusanda Bill
28 October 2011


South African banks and Home Affairs are working on an online fingerprint verification project to curb identity theft.

This is aimed at protecting the identities of South Africans while assisting in the international effort against fraud and corruption.

Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi explained that the system will work in a way whereby if a person cannot make a transaction, then the bank will take a fingerprint and compare it with the Home Affairs data base.

Manyi added that if the fingerprints do not match then the police would be called.

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