Friday, February 17, 2006

Consumer Closeup - Pay by Touch

Weekly Consumer Feature on KAAL-TV, from Rochester, MN. This week featured Pay by Touch" as a safer alternative to credit cards

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(KAAL) -- If you're like most people, you're used to sliding your credit or debit card everyday and might wonder if there is a safer way to pay for your purchases. A new system called Pay by Touch may now make it harder for criminals to get their hands on your money. A store in Rochester is taking technology a step further with touch.

Cub foods began the Pay by Touch payment system in November and customers are starting to catch on. Crime Prevention experts say they wants to see biometric pay technology become more common in the future. To make it mission: impossible for criminals to tamper with your money