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Peerfly asking for a Government issued ID, So is it Safe to provide them ?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by dreamcoder28, May 31, 2012.

  1. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    Yesterday I applied to Peerfly and filled out their publisher registration form but then they asked me to confirm my email id, phone no. and my identity by submitting a Government issued Id. I've confirmed my email and phone no. but I haven't provided them my ID yet as I'm a little skeptic when it comes to submitting my confidential info to anyone on the internet(even if it is some trusted cpa network)

    So guys should I submit my Government Id to peerfly, is it Safe to provide them with our confidential info ? and do other cpa networks also require the same (peerfly is my first cpa network)

    Thanks :)
     
  2. innovalist

    innovalist Supreme Member Premium Member

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    It is a standard practice isn't it? When I signed with them, they asked me for the same thing. :)
     
  3. davisp

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    It is safe, but I recommend to hide ( paint up :D ) your passport number. They have to accept passport with hidden passport number.
     
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    thehobbster Junior Member

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    You are just proving that you are who you say you are. It's like typing in a captcha. I don't think they are about to commit identity theft you anyone.
     
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    shaddelick Regular Member

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    Really, i didnt know that, pretty kool. Does that apply for just USA or other countries too?
     
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    davisp Registered Member

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    I'm not sure 100% about that, but in my opinion it should accept passports with hidden passport numbers. Just think - every company can do 'dirty' jobs and stole your identity. I never ever sent passport without hidden passports numbers to companies like PeerFly.
     
  7. dreamcoder28

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    will that work for driving license also ?

     
  8. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    Well my advice is to not submit a government issued ID to anyone including a trusted website or service.
    You know I even heard Facebook has played with this idea to...Personally I think it would kill there business
    if they do this. But back to subject...Handing out a government id is a no no :p

    Just my 2 cents and good luck !
     
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    Any company asking for your vital personal information is not to be trusted completely. Hence think twice before giving them your SSN / Passport details / passwords (ofc!) / financial status-related and-or health-related information / and any other such information. Hide the most vital parts of such documents and explain sternly if need arises. Those people (and not your vital data) are fully dispensable.
     
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    Saint-Hero Regular Member

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    I'm still waiting for them to approve me, I did sent everything they asked for..... I hope everything it's going to be good.:)
     
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    I disagree with a couple of posters here. EVERY CPA network will need your SSN, if you're handing out your SSN to these guys is it really that big of a deal to hand out your state DL? They want to be sure of identity and that is it. Can do a lot more damage with your name and your federally issued social (needed to get paid more than that measly $600 from every CPA network I've signed up with) than with your name and your state issued drivers license number that changes when you move from state to state.
     
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    This Gov thread will at least put SSN related issue to rest, hopefully :D >>
    Code:
    [URL]http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/deter.html[/URL]

    P.S.:

    It also rightly states this >>>
    "The decision to share is yours."


    P.P.S.:

    This is another related link to read in this context >>>

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/298100-giving-social-security-number-cpa-network.html
     
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    I always trying to send passport/DL with hidden details if possible, ( if company isn't so big. ) My dad, time ago, 6+ years ago had doing some business with one advertising agency, they're asked ID for fraud/security purposes, and police found out that their stole him identity. One of the workers of this advertising agency tried to take out money in bank with FAKE ID but all real details.

    P.S. You started talking about SSN. SSN isn't ID yet. :D
     
  14. dreamcoder28

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    Exactly, I don't trust anyone when it comes to sharing my confidential info because this may lead to identity theft later on


    guys, i'm planning to send peerfly the scan of my drivers license but with the license no. blacked out, I think this way it'll be safe :)



     
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    In such a case, why can't the cpa networks themselves reveal their officials' real identities on their sites so that the CPA publishers can verify their background before working for them -- I mean they can publish an authenticated-by-government-department certificate in this regards -- a real license to work as a cpa company (and lots of real money is involved in this field, so how to know who are those people who are playing with the sentiments and money of common people)? Lots of problems will be solved... :)


    I know some cpa companies are good today, but there is always a chance that the ownership might change tomorrow, or a mole may become their VP or the database admin... or whatever. In place of the SSN, they can always use the bank's account number. The banks do not reveal vital information even to their richest clients (including all the cpa companies). Why do these 1000,000s of companies need SSN and other such vital information when a simple bank account number would help them find the address, age, and photo proofs needed to carry on business???
     
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    Continuing from above... this is vital IMHO:

    From the same Gov link I gave above, I quote >>>

    ~Quote
    Identity thieves are clever, and may pose as representatives of banks, Internet service providers (ISPs), and even government agencies to get people to reveal their Social Security number, mother's maiden name, account numbers, and other identifying information.
    ~ Unquote
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    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/deter.html
    <<<
    Think about it and try to change the system for better!
     
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    I don't know why is not safe as most of those sites requires some kind of identification to validate your submitted information.
     
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    i think its pointless for networks to require ID scan to avoid fraud when its so easy to fake.
     
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    I submitted my expired passport (did not want to give them my ID) and they accepted it. They just want to make sure you exist.
     
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    if you don't do illegal,you are safe!