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BioPay Age Verification Now Available With Payments

Designed to improve screening of liquor, tobacco sales

HERNDON, Va. -- Biometric transaction processor BioPay has announced the availability of an age verification feature as a part of its retail payments solution. This feature allows convenience stores, grocers, and liquor stores to verify a customer's birth date at enrollment and then automatically approve legal age customers during all future transactions.

Retailers need to feel more confident that a purchaser's age is being verified consistently and accurately throughout their store or chain. With BioPay, a one-time registration of the consumer allows [image-nocss] legal-age purchasers to be automatically verified for future age-restricted purchases, said Tim Robinson, president of Herndon, Va.-based BioPay.

By automating the age verification process at the register, BioPay's service also saves time for consumers and retailers by speeding up the checkout process.

The one-time BioPay enrollment is simple and takes about two minutes, the company said. When enrolling for BioPay payments, the customer enrolls his or her finger in the program by presenting a valid ID and a blank check. The person's finger is scanned and saved securely as 40 unique data points. The customer then selects his or her personal BioPay number in order to authorize debits from a checking account as well as to verify his or her age. Once enrolled, the customer can pay with his or her finger at any retail location accepting BioPay.

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