One of Canada’s largest ID fraud investigations, involving IDs and credit cards, is underway. The investigation sparks the dialogue of the importance of knowing how to properly protect your cards from falling into the wrong hands.
ID News Archive for December, 2009
The transit system of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland area is getting a contactless technology boost. Current forms of tickets and passes will be replaced with smart cards by the year 2013. The smart cards will be pre-loaded and scanned in front of an electronic card reader for payment.
Smart card technology has been chosen to form a secure access system and ensure the safety of those who visit the German House during the 2010 Olympic games. LEGIC will supply the contactless cards to control who has access to the meeting place for German athletes, coaches, officials, and other personnel.
A new electronic fare system is replacing Saskatoon transit’s current paper system. With the new system, contactless smart cards will be pre-loaded by riders and flashed in front card readers installed on the city’s entire bus fleet.
Contactless payment technology is gaining popularity. Now, BMO and Research in Motion have teamed up for a Canadian trail that will test self-adhesive contactless payment devices on cell phones. The contactless technology will work just like MasterCard’s “PayPass”.