3M uses cookies on this site. This site and 3M selected service providers place cookies, containing text files, on your computer to recognize your computer and:

  • personalize your experience on 3M websites
  • show you ads tailored to your interests
  • collect anonymous statistical information to enhance site functionality and performance.

Learn the benefits of accepting these cookies

You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking on the Cookie Preferences link at the bottom of the page.

Some opt-outs may fail due to your browser's cookie settings. If you would like to set opt-out preferences using this tool, you must allow third party cookies in your browser settings.

By clicking Accept and Proceed, you confirm your understanding and agreement for cookie settings as indicated on the left.

Accept and Proceed

Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content All 3M.com Site Map

3M facial recognition system tackles identity fraud


Experience 3M Newsletter Montage
Jesus

A biometric facial recognition software solution from 3M is helping Ireland's Department of Social Protection identify fraudulent social welfare claims.

When individuals receiving social welfare payments, including unemployment and child benefit payments, are registered for a new Public Services Card, their photograph is captured as part of the registration process.

The image is then sent to the 3M™ Cogent Facial Identification Management Solution (CFIMS) system which checks a database of photographs for potential matches in advance of the card being issued.

This is helping to ensure that multiple or fraudulent identities can be detected at the point of registration.

Said New Business Development and Sales manager for Safety and Graphics in 3M Ireland, June Ryan: "Our technology gives a higher and enhanced level of assurance and acts as a key tool in the prevention and detection of identity fraud. Where a match is identified, the case is immediately sent to the department's Special Investigation Unit and prioritised for investigation."

The department estimates that cases of fraud detected by system will result in substantial savings.

Added June: "Our facial matching system can be integrated into new or existing identity and document issuance systems and we are confident that further cases of multiple fraud will be prevented as the roll out of Ireland's Public Services Card continues."

Do you Tweet?

3M is on Twitter. Follow our updates @3M_UK.


Subscribe

Sign up to receive Experience 3M by email


Contact us

Do you have a question about a 3M product or service? Contact 3M.

Back