Pinsent Mason's Out-Law (a great source of IT law news) is pointing to an interesting new service designed to fight credit card fraud. The service, offered by Metacharge, apparently verifies information related to credit card customers for online clients that are at a high risk of fraud. Metacharge checks whether the authorized holder of the card is a live adult and also tracks the IP address of the customer to see whether they are connected from their expected origin. If you are trying to gamble online while connected from Nigeria and Malaysia, you may be cut off. If you're dead, the consequences may be worse. See: How to check your customer is over 18 and still alive | OUT-LAW.COM.