NS acknowledges the possibility of forging e-ticket and takes measures




The e-ticket from the NS would be easy to manipulate. With a computer the place name can be changed, allowing travelers to travel with the ticket. ‘Free’ The NS is taking action, so leave it to Tweakers know after a report by Yahoo! News.

NS logo According to Yahoo! News, which does not mention the name of the program, a person who has bought an e-ticket, the place name with the tool easy to change. The NS has ways to check the validity but guards would not applying.

The NS acknowledges the fraud. According to spokesman Eric Trinthamer the PDF file can be decoded for the e-ticket with the program and its contents can then be adjusted. In this way it is possible to travel further than permitted.

Although customization is pretty easy, is committing fraud, according to the spokesman harder than it looks. “Every ticket has 21 security features, of which four or five can be seen immediately. Then it is for example the train number., The conductor can determine whether the number of the ticket corresponds to the train.” Falsification of these characteristics would be more difficult than adjusting the final destination.

In theory conductors would fraudsters are able to pick out. So Trinthamer denies that this happens too little. Incidentally fraud falls under him. Every week an estimated 75,000 travelers with an e-ticket. Only a few forged according Trinthamer the ticket.
The NS is taking measures to prevent fraud. In the future All conductors have been informed and would now tougher to deal with e-tickets so stressed Trinthamer. “We will also consult with our supplier to sharpen. Protection of the PDF file”


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