SIM Card Registration
Biometrics are becoming increasingly used as a “know your customer” tool for keeping fraudsters out of the customer base, particularly for banks, telecom, and other businesses that rely on granting some level of trust to the customer. A biometric search enables a service provider to detect whether an applicant is attempting to conceal their real identity.
The goal of the SIM card registration process is to combat fraud and criminal activity through securing the identity of subscribers and associating their data with mobile phone numbers, therefore providing a secure database.
In some cases, registration of SIM cards is seen as an opportunity to use a phone as a trusted identity token. With a trusted registration enhanced by biometric search, a phone number can be associated with that registration and used to confirm identity and even make purchases or receive benefits.