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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 12:43 »
It' simple. Just don't do it.
One less competitor for all of us.
You'll be safe and we'll be happy!  :P


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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 17:45 »
How long have you had your drivers license/passport? And how many times has a disgruntled employee of the passport office or DVLA released your info? How many times have they been hacked into?

Sure, giving it to SS doubles the odds of that happening... but then you've just go two instances of it being highly unlikely your info will be stolen. And what are they going to do with it if hey did have It? Probably not much.

Bottom line... send in your ID or give up on signing up. We've all done it and we're all fine. The odds of you getting to speak to somebody who is in a position to overrule SS's rules and procedures is probably less likely than your ID being stolen.
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 19:39 »
You're late to the party but there're plenty of opportunities for more money on dark web than on MS! Nobody will ask for personal info there :)
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 19:59 by fritz »


« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 20:56 »
While I appreciate your caution @SuperPhoto I really dont think there is any higher chance of your info being stolen here than from the hundreds of other places you need to show an ID that are analog.

Not sure its worth dwelling on this when there is so much to do if you want to start earning...

If you cant do it - maybe look into Symbiostock or some other form of direct sale.

« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 21:19 »
During my registration with Shutterstock my national ID / driving license both rejected by them due to  local language. Finally I made my passport just for registration purpose. I am thankful to Shutterstock for that because later on it really help me for registering at Skrill and payoneer for receiving my payments.  :)


« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2018, 09:41 »

I guess probably because I am a bit new to this. You read the newspapers, and they have stories of major corporations that only have 'partial' info hacked (i.e., credit card #'s + customer info) - and then people's cc's being racked up and it taking several years to fix that.

Asking for *complete* id documents stored digitally for anyone to download - especially if you get an annoyed employee, or someone incompetent that accidentally exposes something - doesn't make sense to me. Because then it could take even more years to get that fixed if someone who has your complete ID documents goes and opens more credit cards/loans/etc in your name.

While I "get" that unfortunatey there are some unscrupulous people who will take other people's work and try and pass it off as their own, doing something like a bank deposit verification, credit card verfification, etc makes more sense - because when you open a bank account, cc card - you need to provide that info in person, and very hard to "fake" that kind of thing. But then - you could "verify" someone's id - without compromising their privacy... And then if someone tried passing off others work as their own, it would be easy to ban them.
I basically want to protect myself from any potential abuse, but while at the same time verifying to their satisfaction.

It's understandable, but you have to consider the odds. First off, I would not rely on what passes for news today to guide me on what to do in everyday life. Remember, a dog biting a man isn't newsworthy, but a man biting a dog is. Second, it's practically impossible to maintain "virginity" when it comes to personal information confidentiality. You are currently using internet, are you using a chain VPN? If not, your transmitted info is potentially exposed already. Antivirus can't really help you 100% either. As SpaceStockFootage already said, there is a gazillion of places that already have your info and they aren't exactly 100% protected from hacking. Do you really believe that government organizations hire better security experts than commercial organizations? I worked for government for a number of years, and let me tell you, they are not concerned with hiring the best as much as with the best optics. I would trust SS with the copy of my passport well before the organization that issued my passport in the first place.

And another thing, true hacking is a highly skilled job, that are not interested in small fish like SS contributors. The majority of contributors aren't making $100 per month, also they live in distant third world countries. That's why protecting yourself from identity theft isn't really protection yourself online as much as offline. Buy yourself a good shredder that turns everything (and I mean everything) with your name on it into dust. Secure your documents in a safe. Don't let your friends, family or neighbors  anywhere near your papers. That kind of stuff, if you are really worried.


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