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Sending photocopy of passport

  • Heights

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    I am getting Traveller 2000 to book a train for me.Everthing went well but now they are asking me to send a pic of my passport along with my credit card #.Im feeling a bit leary about this. Is this common place?
    Let me add that I love this site

    #1 Posted: 14/1/2009 - 05:37

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  • somtam2000

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    That's standard practice for them I believe.

    #2 Posted: 14/1/2009 - 07:25

  • cybervlad

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    A photocopy of the passport can be send without worrying. But credit card's data must be send only via trusted channel (web form with https) because high risk of fraud. E-mail/Fax are NOT trusted channels, they can be easily wiretapped, or data can leak occasionally.
    In the similar case i preferred pay $50 to local agency in cash instead sending a photocopy of my card and pay $25 :)

    #3 Posted: 15/1/2009 - 17:13

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