The dealership claimed that the fingerprinting was for my
protection. To make sure I'm really who I say I am, and
haven't just stolen someone's social security number.
But I don't get it. How does that work? No one's
checking to make sure the fingerprint I leave matches the one
on file with the DMV. There's no forensics expert on staff.
And I don't have data on this but I feel pretty certain
that any car thief worth his salt probably already has more than
one set of prints on file. ...
Dollar Rent-A-Car tried fingerprinting their customers for a
gave up after realizing that it had no effect on fraud or theft.
Simply, treating your customers like felons is bad for business.