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Author Topic: Photo id for istock, ss, etc  (Read 5955 times)

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« on: February 13, 2009, 17:01 »
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Is it safe uploading government id onto sites that request it? I am trying to get my head around to doing this for istock. Is this a new thing? What do other newcomers think about this and those who has uploaded to join istock has there been any problems like identity theft etc?


« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 17:22 »
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I presume so. We don't appear to have much choice about it if we want to get paid.

lisafx

« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 17:28 »
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I presume so. We don't appear to have much choice about it if we want to get paid.

So true.   

I was a bit wary about it, but no problems. 

« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 17:39 »
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I was advised to add a text on it, like a watermark, something like "this copy is for XYZ use only". I don't know if this prevents anything, but...

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 17:49 »
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Thanks for the good suggestion Adelaide, it helps.

Which govt photo id are most people tending to use?

RT


« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 18:40 »
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I've no problems with uploading a passport photocopy to any agency, it has my name and address on it which can be easily obtained by anyone if they're really that bothered and to be honest for 5 you could go to any pub in east london and buy a fake one anyway, so if someone wants to go to the trouble of hacking into an agency system for a black and white copy of my passport good luck to them.

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 18:46 »
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I upload my international transport. It has no address and no social security number etc... on it.

« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 19:05 »
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I also upload my passport - a photo of it, not a very good resolution, with the text I said on anything that may be a bit important (such as covering part of the number). Our passport doesn't have addresses or any other personal data either.

What reminds me, mine has just expired...

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 19:47 »
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What reminds me, mine has just expired...

Haha, mine has no pages left for visa. Still one year to go. Incidentally, are visa stamps in a passport copyrighted?

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 06:27 »
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What reminds me, mine has just expired...

Haha, mine has no pages left for visa. Still one year to go. Incidentally, are visa stamps in a passport copyrighted?

Don't think so, no.  There are plenty on iStock and I'm sure they'd bounce them if they were!


 

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