SOURCE: SmartMetric, Inc.

SmartMetric, Inc.

November 09, 2015 13:32 ET

Seven in Ten Consumers Worry About Identity Theft and Hacking of Credit Card Information According to Gallup Says SmartMetric the Developer of Biometric Fingerprint Protected EMV Chip Credit and Debit Cards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Seven in 10 persons in the United States worry about identity theft, hacking of credit card information. Though theft and robberies worry a sizable percentage of Americans, identity theft and credit card fraud produce even more anxiety. About seven in 10 say they "frequently" or "occasionally" worry about having computer hackers steal their credit card information from stores they have visited, and the same percentage worry about being a victim of identity theft.

This latest Gallup survey is in line with other consumer surveys showing the degree of anxiety on the part of consumers regarding identity theft and the lack of trust in the use of their credit cards. No other fear of crime registers as high showing the lack of confidence and trust in the current payment system.

SmartMetric has added biometric security to the credit and debit card creating a greater peace of mind and trust for the consumer and a more secure card for the financial institution. Our biometric payments card is made using the SmartMetric miniature fingerprint scanner built inside the payments card that uses a person's fingerprint to activate the cards EMV Chip on the cards surface. "We have brought biometrics security to the modern payments card without the need for retailers or banks to change their card readers or ATM's," said today SmartMetric's President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick. "Adding greater security while being frictionless for the user and easy to adopt by the Bank will go a long way in providing a greater peace of mind to the otherwise anxious consumer," said Chaya Hendrick.

To view a video of the SmartMetric biometric chip card follow this link:

SmartMetric Biometric Payments Card -- https://youtu.be/zSX59uHoHqU

To view the company website: www.smartmetric.com

Source: Gallup poll based on telephone interviews conducted Oct. 7-11, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey

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