Supermarket stops finger-print payments

The Albert Heijn supermarket chain has abandoned plans to allow customers to pay for their shopping using a scanner to read their finger print, reports ANP news service on Tuesday.

A spokesman told ANP that more research is needed in terms of protecting the scheme against fraud.
Some 580 people took part in a six-month experiment with the finger-print payment scheme at an Albert Hein store in Breukelen.
The supermarket is currently running a trial with in-store mobile phone payments.

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