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Wednesday, 12/06/2023 2:45:21 PM

Wednesday, December 06, 2023 2:45:21 PM

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$SMME News: SmartMetric Says the Imminent Release of Its Biometric Fingerprint Activated Credit Card Will Provide Massive Increased Protection for Card Users and Card Issuing Banks

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTC: SMME) reports that the SmartMetric Gen 4 Biometric Fingerprint Card has been developed to meet the specific demand of the credit card industry and credit card users for enhanced credit card security. The card has an in-the-card a nano fingerprint scanner that is used to recognize the card holders fingerprint and in on a fingerprint match, instantly turn on the card.

“The mass market version of the SmartMetric Gen 4 biometric credit card is now under manufacture following the successful testing of the cards internal operating system on the new card platform," said Chaya Hendrick.

Reports on credit card fraud are continuing to show an exponential growth in fraud rates in the United States. According to a report released this year by Security.org 1 151 million Americans have fallen victim to credit card fraud.

65 percent of credit and credit card holders have been fraud victims at some point in their lives, up from 58 percent last year. This equates to about 151 million Americans.
An increasing number of Americans have been victimized multiple times: in 2022, 44 percent of credit card users reported having two or more fraudulent charges, compared to 35 percent in 2021
Credit Card fraud is a growing issue for both card holders and card issuing banks. The biggest under the radar cost to the consumer is the add on fraud crimes that happen following a credit card fraud instance. A growing number of credit card fraud victims become also victims of other identity theft-based crimes which can be financially devastating to card fraud victims according to SmartMetric.

“The need for a more secure credit and debit card is more needed today than ever before. That is why we have spent well over a decade in research and development to create a work anywhere at anytime biometric protected credit card," said SmartMetric’s President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

The SmartMetric biometric credit card is the only advanced biometric payments card product with an internal rechargeable battery that allows the card to be used in all card usage cases such as restaurants and ATM’s. Having its own power inside the card allows the SmartMetric biometric card to work prior to the card being inserted into a card reader.

The SmartMetric biometric fingerprint recognition technology built inside of the credit and debit card uses embedded biometric technology to positively recognize the card holder and then only after a positive fingerprint recognition, turn on the cards EMV contact and contactless payments chip.

According to an article published by Finder.com 2 the number of credit card accounts open in the United States is 564,500,000. This is an all-time high for the United States.

The average American owns three credit cards. 83% of Americans own at least one credit card. 14% of Americans own at least 10 credit cards.

To view the SmartMetric Biometric Card please follow this link - Video of the SmartMetric Biometric Card. To view the company website: http://www.smartmetric.com

1 2023 Credit Card Fraud Report | Security.org
2 2023 Credit card debt and spending statistics in the US | finder.com

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SmartMetric, Inc.
Chaya Hendrick
Tel: (702) 990-3687
Mobile: (305) 607-3910 (Pacific Time)
ceo@smartmetric.com
http://www.smartmetric.com

Source: SmartMetric, Inc.

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