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AVIS is boosting security at Stansted by asking customers to leave their thumbprint when hiring a vehicle. As part of a major security drive, the car rental organisation is working with local police and it competitors at the airport in a scheme to help prevent fraudulent rentals occurring at the airport. The scheme requires all customers to leave a thumbprint with their rental agreement when collecting theircar. Critics of the system claim it is an invasion of privacy, however Avis promises not to store the print permanently and will not use it in any way unless a crime is perpetrated. "Customers' reaction to the trial at Stansted will enable us to look into standardising thispractice across all our rental stations. It is currently working fineand has been generally well received by our customers," said Stuart Gent, managing director of Avis UK.