Identity Verification: There’s Gotta Be a Better Way

From a recent comment of mine on a credit card company’s customer satisfaction survey:

I wish there was a more convenient and reliable method of identity verification. The current standard seems to be asking questions from the public record. I had been living outside of the country for almost 10 years, so some questions really stretched my memory. On the other hand, since the information is publicly available, a dedicated identity thief could probably gather all that information anyhow. So it seems to be rather an annoying and ineffective method of identity verification, similar in its ineffectiveness and inconvenience to airport security measures. Unfortunately, I can’t think of an alternative solution, but I would greatly appreciate a more humanistic approach.

Maybe some kind of verification process built on Ethereum.