With the increase of scrap metal thefts, the increased media coverage, and really major increase in scrutiny in our industry due to both of these factors – a fingerprint is required by law for every scrap metal sale. These fingerprints are digitally captured prior to any pay out at our stations, and is tied to your transaction and kept on file. Every customer is required to give a fingerprint scan for every transaction, regardless of how many times they’ve scrapped with us. In addition, we require a digital signature attached to a statement indicating that you are the rightful owner of the material you are scrapping, and also that you have never been convicted of scrap metal theft. This is also a state requirment under the same law.