Sellers Will Be Required To Provide Thumbprint Before Deal Is Approved
Giving The Fingerprint: New Policy Raises Privacy Concerns - cbs2chicago.com
Ludicrious. Absolutely absurdReal estate certainly has its risks and fraud is a growing problem, but now there's a new law that's supposed to protect buyers. As CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports the new law will also place an unusual burden on the seller.
Fingerprinting is something we often associate with crime. So the fact that Cook County home sellers--and homeowners across the state--will soon have to provide a thumb print left some people shocked.
The new law, which is set to go into effect June 1, 2009, will force anyone selling property in Cook County to provide a thumbprint from their right hand.
"No more so than any law abiding citizen walking down the sidewalk should be fingerprinted; just for selling my house, that's ridiculous," said Gerald Cain of Land Acquisitions, Inc.
tell me are all those criminal politicians fingerprinted upon election or only after they eventually end up arrested