fraud, Indonesia, marriage, polygamy

Biometric ID and polygamy in Indonesia

Rampant polygamy leads to fraudulent e-IDs: Minister (Jakarta Post)

Their attempts to make more than one e-ID, could have been foiled although some of them tried to trick officials by producing different names, signatures, and birthplaces.

“Some tried to change their appearance, by donning fake beards for instance,” Gamawan said.

Some of the applicants, however, simply wanted to test the new system.

Gamawan said that those people were curious about whether the e-ID system was capable of preventing fraudulent practices.

“But they were unable to do so because the online e-ID registration system prevented them from using the same fingerprints more than once,” Gamawan said.

You never know what you’ll find when better ID management techniques are applied.

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