GenMobi Technologies has unveiled Check-Mates, an anti-fraud technology tailored for Internet consumers who use Web sites such as eBay and Craigslist to buy and sell goods from strangers. Check-Mates verifies the real identity of both users while allowing them to remain anonymous. Should any fraud occur, Check-Mates logs can be released to law enforcement authorities.
Check-Mates validation process starts by users typing in their real names, addresses and phone numbers. From this information, a set of “out of wallet questions” are randomly generated to confirm an individual’s identity. If both users answer the questions correctly, they receive an email stating that both identities were confirmed and logs will be kept for future reference.
“Users want to protect their privacy while remaining anonymous but still be able to prevent their money or goods from being stolen,” explains Michael J. Schultz, CEO of GenMobi Technologies. “While fraudsters can steal your credit card and Social Security numbers, they are hard pressed to know about your personal life details.”
The $2.95 fee for the service is paid by the initiator of the verification. Check-Mates is completed in a few minutes, does not require any software download.