Done Something Illegal? Swap Out Your Finger Prints!

fingerAccording to this article, a Chinese woman has managed to enter Japan illegally by having plastic surgery to alter her fingerprints. From the article:

Lin Rong, 27, had previously been deported from Japan for overstaying her visa. She was only discovered when she was arrested on separate charges.

Tokyo police said she had paid $15,000 (£9,000) to have the surgery in China.

It is Japan’s first case of alleged biometric fraud, but police believe the practice may be widespread.

At around $15,000 the price doesn’t feel that high when compared to the potential for being caught for a serious crime. Perhaps fingerprint-based biometric scanning is dead?

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