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Have Your Say: Talking credit cards
The card aims to fight phone and internet transaction fraud

A voice-activated credit card could soon be joining the fight against online and telephone transaction fraud.

The card asks you to speak a password and when it recognises your voice, a beeping sound containing encrypted information is passed along the telephone lines, and your transaction can go through.

Would you like it if your credit card could talk to you?

Would you use one of these cards?

Do you think enough is being done to combat online and telephone credit card fraud.

This is your chance to have your say. Please send your comments using the form below:

I listened with interest to your piece about talking credit cards and I think it is a great idea.

They would be a great help to those of us who are blind and unable to write a signature properly
Keith Jones

One benefit that was not mentioned with such cards is that they would be a great help to those of us who are blind and unable to write a signature properly.

I am currently using a mark which would be easy to forge. One of these cards would be ideal for me to use.
Keith Jones

The beepcard might as well be incorporated in to the mobile phone. Likewise, one's driving licence, ID card, car and house keys.

It is a good idea but will the card be able to cope with those individuals with a speech impediment? Speech patterns are constantly changing in these circumstances.
Gerry Flynn

I think a lot is being done to combat fraud, and I am generally in favour of new technology.

My biggest concern is the card's lifespan
William Parry

But my biggest concern is the card's lifespan, as I have had two new Chip and Pin cards, which I keep in my wallet. And both cards seem to have a weak point where the chip is mounted.
William Parry

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