Biometric locks over face 600 cards gratuity for misuse in the Amazon

One of the mechanisms to identify this type of fraud is the Biometrics Facial consisting of the image collection when the user approaches the bus ratchet.
15/10/2018 18h25 - Updated 16/10/2018 11h00
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From January to September 2018, but of 600 gratuity cards for People with Disabilities (PcD) They were blocked due to the misuse of the benefit. According to data of the Union of the State of Amazonas Passenger Transport Companies (Sinetram), currently, near 23 thousand users use the benefit, that is personal and not transferable.

One of the mechanisms to identify this type of fraud is the Biometrics Facial consisting of the image collection when the user approaches the bus ratchet and passes the card in the reader validator. The captured image is compared with the photograph performed during registration for card issuance. Another form of control is the analysis of the current account card.

"In addition to easy biometrics, the Sinetram monitors the use of the DP card, which has been, for example, detected using a single card for more than one hundred times in one day, including simultaneous lines ", He said Electronic Ticketing manager Sinetram, Antonio Zanetti.

The President of Sinetram, Algacir Gurgacz, It points out that the gratuity is a benefit provided by law and intended for people who need to travel for medical treatments or have a disability. however, misuse of the card can generate the suspension or the benefit of the block, according, also, provided by law.

"The goal of facial biometrics is to curb the misuse of this benefit which causes imbalance and loss to the system, because this type of irregularity increases operating costs and interferes with the value of the ticket. Our intention is not to harm anyone, but this benefit must have the correct order ", explains Gurgacz.

The DP gratuity cards misused are blocked and the user must go to the headquarters of the Municipal Superintendence of Urban Transport (SMTU) to the release by signing a waiver. In case of recidivism, the user will have the benefit suspended.

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