Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Using Fake Tickets to try to see the Miami Heat in the Playoffs

Some fans will go to absurd lengths to try to be apart of history. Even going as far as counterfeiting tickets to gain entry - but wait, they didn't just fake tickets to the bleachers, they falsified media credentials.

Here's a link to the article http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Arrested-for-Illegal-Entry-at-NBA-Finals-1680187.htm

The brazen logic that still exists today is a result of the ticketing community's reluctance to engage technology to address access issues. Well, those days are likely to become ancient history once companies start using digital ticketing technology. Enter ePass.

The future is mobile technology and devices. ePass's changing barcode technology will allow you to SECURELY receive all credentials and passes, including tickets and badges, directly on to your smartphones or ePass dedicated devices worldwide.

People are already carrying the devices required to send them their digital tickets. With the digital ticket changing it's "DNA" so to speak every minute, it makes it impossible to counterfeit tickets.

To learn more about how ePass and eCredentials can help secure your events, please contact our Digital Credential Sales Team at (305) 343-7480 and we'd be happy to share the value of this technology with you.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The ePass Solution for Paperless Tickets

As more artists and venues try to crack down on scalping, a myriad of tactics are being used to try to reduce the number of scalped or fraudulent tickets. The Fairness in Ticketing Act is a legislative effort in Tennessee aimed at cracking down on those who scalp tickets.

Though the bill has not passed yet, some venues have implemented paperless tickets for live concerts. Some attendees thought that the paperless ticket was incredibly inconvenient. They were told in an email that the purchaser of the tickets had to be there with a credit card and ID and had to enter the venue with all of the other ticket holders at the same time. This isn't a practical solution in today's world.

The current tactics used for picking up digital paperless tickets isn't very convenient
for the ticket buyer. The ePass Secure Paperless Ticket Solution eliminates
these obstacles for the buyer, the venue and the artist. 
Legislation supported by Ticketmaster, which already controls the vast majority of ticket sales in Tennessee, will further tighten its grip on the ticket market, specifically the resale market, while stripping ticket-buyers of their property rights. Those in opposition believe the bill's restrictions are unfair. Ticketmaster also said the paperless ticket option is selected by the artist, team or venue and have proven to cut down on scalping.

"The bill says that our tickets can be revoked, for any reason, at any time," said bill opponent Dick Darr. John Potter, President of the Fan Freedom Project added. "Is there any other product in Tennessee where the seller can take it back for no reason whatsoever and have no obligation to give you a refund? I doubt it."

What if the person who bought the tickets couldn't go to the concert or didn't want to go to the concert anymore? No doubt, they would have liked the option to have been able to give the tickets to somebody else or even sell them to a friend.

With the ePass Secure Changing Barcode App, concert venues and ticket purchasers have
a safe solution for paperless tickets without the inconveniences currently being
imposed on ticket holders.
The ePass paperless ticket solution provides the ticket-buyer with a constantly changing barcode so they can pass along the secure barcode to anyone they please. The digital barcode ticket cannot be duplicated because it is constantly changing so venues can rest assured that they aren’t fueling scalpers. In addition, they are offering the ticket purchaser the freedom they want with their digital tickets.

Watch this video to get more familiar with this paperless ticket solution. http://www.epassapp.com/secure_bar_code_changing_system.html

On the day of the event, the digital barcode holder simply attends the event and their barcode is scanned. The venue can be certain that no tampering, digital or otherwise has taken place because that barcode in the image above wouldn’t be the same from one minute to the next.

The ePass solution gives the buyer the freedom and flexibility they had with paper tickets but now the venue has the peace of mind knowing that they aren’t helping scalpers get away charging absorbent prices. 

To learn more about how ePass can help your venue reduce the effects of scalping, increase customer satisfaction and add a new level of security to your paperless ticketing initiative. To contact us, please call our Sales Team at (305) 343-7480 and we would be pleased to share some ideas for secure solutions to for future live events. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Can the IRS put a stop to Tax Return Fraud?

It seems as though everyday there is another article discussing the hurdles about digitizing common recurring tasks - like filing your taxes. It appears that thieves are filing fraudulent tax returns because of the process the IRS goes through to review a tax return. Click here to read the article on CNN.

Debit cards are a huge problem because they are widely used by legitimate taxpayers who may not have a bank account.
Over one hundred and forty million Americans are filing their returns every year and not every taxpayer has a bank account, so the debit cards that are issued by a third-party provider are a legitimate way for taxpayers to get their refund.

Last year, the IRS reported 938,664 fraudulent returns related to identity theft, totaling $6.5 billion. It appears that there are more folks attempting identity theft. Last year, the IRS identified at least 582,000 taxpayers who were the victims of identity theft, which is more than double the amount from only three years prior.

In testimony before Congress last year, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said the IRS has implemented a number of filters to catch the fraud, including an electronic marker to mark accounts of verified identity theft victims, an IRS identity theft affidavit form and a standardized list of acceptable documents to substantiate identity theft.

The number of fraudulent returns is having a major impact on other law abiding taxpayers.
The IRS began issuing an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number to victims of identity theft when filing their future returns. What they should be issuing identity theft victims is an automatically changing identity barcode, that changes every minute so if that person was targeted by thieves once, it isn’t likely to happen again because the culprits won’t be able to track that person’s changing barcode. 

It seems the IRS is caught in a bit of a quagmire because they want to get tax refunds into the hands of taxpayers but at the same time they are trying to deal with fraud in crude ways. The way to deal with this kind of fraud is to prevent the thieves from ever gaining access to anyone’s identity in the first place. 

With ePass, our changing barcode technology puts a stop-gap in place that can be used for all taxpayers and not just the ones who have already been victimized. Below is a video endorsement from a retired FBI agent who specialized in bank fraud and has been exposed to a variety of security solutions. Click the play button to watch his testimonial. 

Visit our website www.epassapp.com to learn more about how our technology can help your organization protect sensitive customer or client information and keep it out of the hands of the ever-growing number of thieves looking to steal from or gain unauthorized access to secure and confidential information. 

Call our Sales Team at (305) 343-7480 to learn more about how ePass can secure all of your electronic transactions. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

ePass and the Future of Online Lottery Sales

According to a recent article in USA Today, some states are considering letting residents purchase their lotto tickets online. Obviously reducing or eliminating the chance of fraud will be a major criteria online lotteries must take into account. With ePass, the lottery player can digitally circle the numbers of their choice. Once their selections are registered, they would be assigned an electronic ticket with a changing barcode that's associated with the ticket they purchased.

online lottery
A real solution for fraud prevention in online lotteries.

Here is a link to a video showing the possibilities of what online lotteries could be like in the not so distant future with the ePass solution.

Basically, it's our secure changing barcode algorithm that allows ePass to offer solutions to challenges like online lottery sales or confirmation of admission to ticketed or secure events where credential verification is needed.

With the changing barcode technology, even if the person who purchased their ticket should ever loose their electronic device, that won't matter because the barcode will always be changing until the lottery draw actually takes place. Now, if someone looses their phone with their digital ticket on it, the barcode associated with that ticket can be changed so the ticket on the device in the hands of the thief is no longer of any consequence. In today's world, if someone lost their ticket, that's tough luck for them. With ePass there is no chance of losing your ticket because it's in a secure digital format.

With the ePass, eLotto app, there's no need to go to the corner store or check the newspaper or look online because the winning numbers appear as circles when the actual live drawing takes place. If you're the winner, you're instantly notified about how much you won and if your ticket isn't a winner, well you're told to try again next drawing. The changing barcode prevents anyone else but the registered player from claiming the prize. 

The eLotto app circles the numbers when they are selected at the live drawing.
You're notified instantly if you're holding the winning ticket.
You're even given redemption options as to how you would like to receive your winnings.

For more information about how ePass can help your company with online lottery transactions, visit our website at www.epassapp.com for call (305) 343-7480 and our Sales Team will be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The TSA is Considering Automating ID Checks

The Transportation Security Administration has announced plans to test machines that can electronically verify passengers' travel documents because the repetitive task of visually inspecting boarding passes leaves plenty of room for human error. They are calling it Credential Authentication Technology - basically boarding pass scanning systems. Click the article link below to read the story published in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/business/tsa-is-considering-automating-id-checks.html?scp=1&sq=itineraries&st=cse

TSA announced plans to test machines to electronically check passengers' travel documents.
The TSA has come under scrutiny because there have been instances of vulnerability where passengers have flown with an expired or duplicate boarding pass. With the new convenience of online check-in, it is easy to digitally alter a real boarding pass with a different name or new travel date and print a copy that would get throuh the visual scrutiny TSA is currently using.

ePass's secure changing barcode technology is a viable option to address the concerns facing TSA. Our technology changes the barcode every minute which makes it impossible to create fraudulent documents.

For more information on ePass and about our technology, we encourage you visit our website at www.epassapp.com to witness our technology in action. Contact us at (305) 343-7480 to speak with our Sales Team directly and learn how ePass is the leader in credential authentication technology.

Friday, March 9, 2012

ePass Gets an Endorsement from an FBI Special Agent

Receiving endorsements is always something we enjoy at ePass, however, when a retired FBI Special Agent, who has seen some of the best government and private sector security protocols, claims that our secure changing barcode technology is some of the best he's every seen, well that's worth sharing with others.

Click on the video thumbnail below to hear his endorsement.

Here are some features that show why so many people are endorsing ePass:

  • Automatically changing bar code system™" by eCredentials™, Inc.
  • Distribution (accessibility accessed remotely worldwide)
  • Our patents and trademarks protected Intellectual Property Algorithms, and support systems equipment
  • Strap Case Assembly™ (solar charged, stackable plug in charged, battery back up, RFID sensor) for all smartphones
  • Dedicated ePass™ units (solar charged, stackable plug in charged, battery back up, RFID locator)
  • ePass™ eCredentials™ App on all app stores or online at our website - download free to all users to register, and to event organizers to securely utilize
  • Back end Admin system - PC based licensed or sold to any event organizers or their appointed register company
  • Wireless hand bar code scanner equipment (Standard equipment)
  • Wireless automatic entrance auto changing barcode™ RFID scanner reader equipment (our Intellectual property version of RFID tied to our changing barcode system™ scanner)
Call our offices at (305) 343-7480 and we'd be happy to answer any questions you have about licensing or implementing ePass for all your secure electronic transaction needs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pat Summerall Endorses ePass

Pat Summerall is well known for calling some of the most memorable plays in the NFL. Watch the video below and see Mr. Summerall's endorsement of the ePass app and listen to his suggestions about licensing this technology if you or your business are involved in electronic transactions.

We've included a transcript of the video below in case you'd prefer to read Mr. Summerall's comments...

"Hi, I’m Pat Summerall. For over forty years, my voice brought to you some of the most memorable plays in the NFL. Today, I’m here to tell you about an incredible new invention that will ensure for the first time the most secure electronic transactions.

I am proud to introduce you to a brilliant new technology that has never been available before now. I’m talking about a totally secure automatic changing barcode which has the capability of changing every minute. Invented by Alan Amron, exclusively for our company eCredentials, this amazing new algorithm will revolutionize how the world buys and distributes all future electronic transactions whether it’s for a sporting event, an airline ticket, concerts or even media credentials – something I know all about. And it’s secure.

Here’s how it works… You download our free ePass app to your Smartphone and follow the easy steps to sign up. Then the event you’re attending will simply and securely send your eTicket to your Smartphone. Or, if you have an app of your own or are interested in building your brand with your own secure electronic ticketing app, then licensing the ePass changing barcode technology might be another option for you to explore. Licensing can help you further reduce your transaction cost while providing a secure transaction for your customers.

This amazing one of a kind technology has the capability of doing something that’s never been done before with electronic transactions including identity theft and eliminating fraud that is all because of this brilliant invention of our automatically changing barcode.

Most importantly it’s environmentally friendly because it eliminates the use of plastic and paper. Use the ePass platform or license the technology, either way, the patented ePass technology is simply the most cost efficient, secure, green method to sell, distribute and use tickets that exist today.

Join me and go green – the secure way."

End of transcription.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pat Summerall introduces eCredentials and eSecure Barcodes

"Hi I'm Pat Summerall for eCredentials and ePass, the most secure electronic transactions, identification and event ticketing (changing barcode every minute) technology - to come along in this 21st Century of brilliant ideas. 

         Pat Summerall is the recognized voice of the NFL and Sports Broadcasting in America.
Invented by Alan Amron specifically and exclusively for eCredentials and ePass, this amazing new software algorithm will revolutionize how the world buys and distributes all secure electronic tickets and credentials for events, airlines, concerts, movies, sporting events and lottery.  

There will be virtually no more counterfeiting, copying, scalping or fraud.  It is instantly and securely sent directly to your smartphone within seconds.  No more waiting in long lines to pick up and/or print out credentials or tickets. 

Oh, and most important, it will save the world's trees by not having to waste printed paper tickets anymore, only to be thrown out after they are used. They call that being GREEN, ePass is being GREEN!

So help save the world and make your events ticketing life easier and more secure by downloading the ePass app from your app store today."

To download the ePass app for iTunes, click here.

To download the ePass app for Android phones, click here.

To download the ePass app from Amazon, click here.

If you're interested in learning more about ePass, visit their website at www.epassapp.com or call us at (305) 343-7480 and we'd be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boston Red Sox Implement Digital Ticketing Initiative

It seems as though more and more major events are looking to implement digital ticketing. One of the reservations that ticket-holders and stadium owners have is the security of these digital transactions. As we've blogged about in the past, the solution is a constantly changing barcode algorithm that never stays the same which prevents ticket resalers from marking up the price.

The Red Sox are making the upper bleacher seats at Fenway Park available digitally so fans can purchase these seats for the stadium price of $12.00 per ticket.

The Red Sox are looking to gradually eliminate those people who are purchasing specific seats solely for the purpose of resale. They want to get these tickets into the hands of fans and families who are looking to enjoy a baseball game at a reasonable price.

We congratulate the Red Sox for this, however, their current policy requires the person that purchased the ticket to bring the credit card they used for the purchase and present it upon entry to the stadium. Well, we can just see a plethora or problems arising here. The person may have forgot that specific credit card, maybe they bought the tickets for their kids or friends to go to the game and don't want to hand over their credit card. By using eSecure Barcode technology, the stadium could issue digital tickets and not require that the fan do anything else but come to the ballpark!

As other stadiums begin to look at digital ticketing initiatives, they also need to consider ways to make the purchasing and security of these tickets as convenient as possible. By using changing barcode technology, the stadium can get tickets (at the proper price) to the fans and the fans get a seamless digital transaction from purchasing their tickets to arrive at the stadium hassle-free.

For more information about secure changing barcode technology, you can submit your information at http://www.esecurebarcodes.com/contact_us.html and one of our Sales Associates will contact you or feel free to call us (305) 343-7480.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

JetBlue Releases New Interactive Travel App

This past Friday, JetBlue released their new travel app which includes many exciting features that will make your travel experience much more enjoyable.

The app allows you to get instant access to your itineraries, flight status information, and a glimpse of the entertainment you’ll be provided during your flight. You even get a look at the snacks they’ll be serving on the flight. The only feature missing is an eSecure electronic transaction changing every minute barcode algorithm to enhance the app’s security.

In the screen shot below, you can see what the apt would look like on your iPhone. Here are five features that we thought makes this an almost perfect app:

1.       The app shows you the weather of your destination city.
2.       Your flight status is front and center.
3.       We really like the sharing feature because of the added convenience this feature provides.
4.       We liked how it’s easy to a book another flight if you needed to.
5.       Being able to get a flight status update by clicking on this button was another good feature.

Another thing that we thought was quite interesting, was that the app was released this past Friday and already 112 customer reviews have been submitted and 91 people rated the app five stars and gave some resounding reviews.

There were a few interesting reviews that talked about improvements such as offering the most affordable rates to a person’s favorite destinations or destinations they have visited in the past and another person suggested providing an online boarding pass.

Our only suggestion for improvement would be to add secure changing barcode technology to the app so if a mobile boarding pass feature is integrated into the app, then there would be an added level of mobile security protecting passengers’ boarding pass and personal information. There was even a review suggesting JetBlue exploit an iPhones capabilities and do it all with the addition of our eSecure electronic transactions changing every minute barcode algorithm to make it "the travel app" of all travel apps.

Using our ePass secure changing barcode technology, the barcode on every JetBlue boarding pass can constantly be changing on mobile boarding passes so no electronic theft can take place. 

Overall, we’re pleased with JetBlue’s newest app and we look forward to new releases with more added features for convenience and security.

If you’re interested in learning more about secure changing barcode technology, you can gain more knowledge about this technology by visiting our website at www.epassapp.com or visit us at www.esecurebarcodes.com. If you’d like to speak to someone directly, feel free to call us at (305) 343-7480. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SAT Cheating Ring Investigation Needs ePass App

Recently, a press release on Marketwire http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/SAT-Cheating-Ring-Investigation-Brings-FBI-ePass-App-Use-Suggestion-1612024.htm identifies a great use for the ePass App to use the new technology to prevent future identity theft at all SAT testing sites.
A retired FBI agent, MIke Burns, thinks that our technology will help secure the identity of students when they come for their evaluations. It appears that our technology can many diverse uses. 

With more and more people trying to get a hold your identity, secure changing barcode technology can protect you in more ways, and places, than you might think. Visit our website www.epassapp.com to learn more about our innovation application. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Join ePass on Twitter

As we increase our social footprint to increase the exposure of ePass, eCredentials and eSecure Barcodes, we invite you to follow us on Twitter twitter.com/epassapp

This is our Twitter handle @ePassApp
Why follow us on Twitter? Simple. We tweet about the most up-to-date technology on secure changing barcode technology because we're the ones who invented it. Also, we'll share updates and improvements and welcome any feedback from our Followers!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scanning Your Smartphone Makes Travel Easier

With our newly developed secure barcode changing software, common everyday tasks are going to get a lot easier.

In the image above, a user is having her smartphone scanned to claim her boarding pass using ePass software and technology on her smartphone.

With the arrival of smartphones on the scene, ePass has invented an automatically changing barcode algorithm to do the same job. The difference is that this technology helps users to receive all their credentials, passes and tickets directly on their smartphones or ePass dedicated devices regardless of where they are.

As the Security Code is constantly changing, it eliminates unauthorized access, thus enhancing the security of the device. When the barcode stops changing, it means that the user has been authenticated. Once the authentication has been secured then the barcode starts changing again. Entry is automatic as the credentials are scanned wirelessly.

This secure changing barcode can be used in banks, airlines, movies, on cars and much more. This new free app now Available at the Apple iTunes, Android Market and Amazon App Stores helps to prevent counterfeiting, fraud and duplication.

To learn more about this software and technology, please contact our ePass offices at (305) 343-7480. Our Sales Representatives will be glad to answer your questions and demonstrate how our secure changing barcode software can take security for your events to the next level.