She added: "Shoppers with nothing to hide have nothing to fear from giving thumbprints
kits have been supplied to 78 shops in the Netherton area as part of a Merseyside Police pilot scheme.
Customers will be asked to put their thumbprint
on a sales slip whenever they use a credit card or cheque book to buy products.
The third step of this project was for the students to sign their prints as they had learned to do with their thumbprints
. The students were excited with the results and made numerous prints for anyone who asked for one.
Ian said: "The thumbs up campaign certainly works because, apart from a couple of bounced cheques, this is the only fraud loss we've suffered since we started asking customers for their thumbprints
just over a year ago.
The scheme was welcomed by Caroline Taylor, manager of the HMV store at The Fort, who said customers had reacted positively to giving thumbprints
. She said: 'It is a very good scheme.
Bunroth and Sreysros confirmed to the judge that they had provided their thumbprints
and acted as guarantors for Bunnat in order to help him get the job, but said they did not know that Bunnat would cheat the company.
will not be kept on a database and will only be given to police if a fraudulent transaction has taken place.
``Only when fraud is detected will thumbprints
be passed on to us .''
But, as we revealed last month, card losses have been slashed in towns where shopkeepers suggest that card users put their thumbprint
on the back of the pay slip.
'They asked us to provide thumbprints
, but then they said they will only take back young people.
A HI-TECH thumbprint
system is to be tried for the first time in Coventry in an effort to beat credit card and cheque fraud.