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Benefit system will be secure promises Minister

Wed, 29 Apr 2015


The new benefit payments system will be entirely secure from fraudsters.

That's according to the Treasury Minister who has clarified the security measures which will be in place.

New cards will be encrypted and post office staff won't have access to PIN data - claimants will also be asked to provide photographic evidence in order to receive benefits.

Eddie Teare says his department will continue to monitor risks to stop people from losing out to hackers:

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