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Photo Protected Credit Card

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069239D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kelley, JW [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a credit card system where the credit card is optically encoded with scrambled data representing the image of the card owner, and other identifying indicia, such as the signature. The scrambled data is decoded at a terminal for display to the sales clerk.