Live scan fingerprinting is the process of using a scanner to record fingerprints for personal identification purposes. It is one of the most common methods used by law enforcement agencies and private organizations for personal identification. The use of live scan fingerprinting has been on the rise since its introduction in the 1980s, with more than 100 million scans being conducted every year. However, there are some costs associated with it that are often overlooked. Some people may be unable to afford the cost of live scan fingerprinting because they cannot pay upfront or have no credit history. This could lead them to be denied access to services that would otherwise be offered to them if they had a credit history.