Card fraud is one of today’s most rampant issues. Why wouldn’t it be?
Nearly every adult in the country has at least a few cards to their name. We’re constantly using our cards to verify our identities and purchase goods. Just one wrong swipe could compromise someone’s life. It’s up to you to make sure you’re putting the very best credit card readers out into the world. Businesses and establishments alike rely on your technology to keep their customers, and their livelihood, safe from harm.
How does the fake ID scanner work? How can you improve the barcode reader? Let’s take a look at what scanners today are up against.
Cards are a way of life. According to recent studies seven out of 10 Americans have at least one credit card to their name. Not surprisingly, credit card debt is also one of the worst forms of debt in the country (after medical debt and student loan debt). With so many opportunities to swipe at a shady business or lose a card on the way to the car, the card dispenser is a barrier in a dangerous world. Proper technology needs to be double-checked on a rolling basis to keep up with these statistics.
No customer wants to offer their hard-earned money to a business that can’t even keep their information safe. A 2014 survey found nearly 45% of respondents stating they prefer to make purchases with a debit card, with another 35% stating they often use their credit card. The magnetic strip on a credit card or ID card can hold a bevy of personal details, ranging from account number to full name. Today this strip can store up to 60 characters magnetically. Your ID scanner machine, at the very least, should be able to verify what is and isn’t valid within these parameters.
It’s not just credit cards you need to keep in mind. Passports are a necessary tool for Americans to work and travel reliably — it’s estimated nearly 50% of Americans have one passport, though this number grows by the day. Equipping field service workers with proper technology is proven to both boost efficiency and increase customer confidence. Some of the more coveted technologies used are barcode scanning (at 35%), mobile payment options (at 25%), and RFID (at 15%). A fake ID scanner is necessary to halt unlawful travel and potential identity theft.
Did you know a document scanner can even be eco-friendly? Just take a look at some of the most recent statistics concerning paper waste. It’s estimated every individual office worker in the United States uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year. A document scanner is a great tool to reduce paper waste and cut into common issues like document loss. The Gartner Group found 15% of all paper documents are misplaced and 8% are lost completely.
The fake ID scanner is a necessary tool in an unsafe world. There are over 215 million people with driver’s licenses in the United States, according to a 2015 study. A study conducted just a year later by the Peerless Research Group found 40% of growing companies actively plan on investing in RFID over the next 12 months. Thanks to rampant identity theft (and careless business habits) more customers are getting wary about who they give their business to. Installing an Ezscan unit might just make all the difference.
Keep your customers safe. Keep your business safe. Install a lottery scanner or credit card reader this year to protect all information that comes your way.