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Method for Verifying Credentials of a Shopper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000218472D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 17K

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Abstract

A method is disclosed for verifying credentials of a shopper by allowing the shopper to scan shopping items in a predetermined order during checkout. The predetermined order maybe linked to an account of the shopper or may be set each time the shopper shops in a store.

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Method for Verifying Credentials of a Shopper

Disclosed is a method and system for verifying credentials of a shopper by allowing the shopper to scan shopping items in a predetermined order during checkout. The predetermined order maybe linked to an account of the shopper or may be set each time the shopper shops in a store. Further, the predetermined order may be set by the shopper or may be sent by the store to the shopper.

In an exemplary scenario, a shopper may set a predetermined order by accessing an account of the shopper. Alternatively, the predetermined order may be set by a store and sent to the shopper. For example, the predetermined order may define to first scan a shopping item in the store starting with the letter B. The shopper may first scan bananas or butter during checkout. In case the shopper fails to scan shopping items during check out according to the predetermined order, then an alert is triggered or payment of the shopping items fail.

In an alternate scenario, if the shopper fails to scan shopping items according to a predetermined order, additional information may be requested from the shopper to authenticate the shopper.

Thus, the method disclosed herein assists in authenticating a shopper in a store during checkout without requiring traditional means of authentication such as, Personal Identification Number (PIN) or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) phone method. Further, the predetermined order may dynamically change each time a s...