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« on: January 16, 2008, 08:46 »
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HI

I am listed on a few stock sites and was considering joining istock - i got as far as them asking for a copy of my passport! Does anyone find that dodgy? or am I just being overly paranoid that my identity might get into the wrong hands??

Z


« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 08:53 »
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I think, if you are outside US and Canada it is a norm for them to ask for passport copies.
nobody posted anything bad coming out of it.

vphoto

« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 09:03 »
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Thanks I am on BS, FL, DT and think by the sounds of it istock might be more productive.

Z

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 09:09 »
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when I applied at istock, I found that a bit weird too, because I didn't feel ok about revealing data they do not need.  I contacted istock about it and they told me I could black out any information they did not request. So I did - and joined.

« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 10:05 »
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Yeah, i would take Mell's advice and blank out what they don't need.

Istock is a perfictly legit company so I wouldn't be too concered.  It is not a dodgy company like many others on the internet.

Shutterstock also asks for a passport copy BTW

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 10:17 »
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Thanks for your help. I will go ahead and join!

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 15:17 »
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Something I was suggested some time ago (maybe even here): insert a text, like a watermark, saying that the file is for iStock use only (or whatever site you send it too).  Of course this is not a true protection, but at least will keep lazy mal-intended people that may put their hands in it by accident. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 08:33 »
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Thanks I will try that.

Z


 

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