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My daughter, who lives and works in Hong Kong, applied on line for a visa to visit Vietnam. She scanned her passport, paid about $200 using a credit card and received a fake visa. She cancelled her credit card. I am concerned about what kind of identity theft she may be exposed to. Fortunately, she did not provide her social security # or drivers license number and she physically has possession of her passport. However, the thieves have her picture, passport # and date of birth. Appreciate all advice.

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    Is she a US citizen residing in HK? Did she report this to HK police? – George Y. Feb 16 '18 at 22:52
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    Yes, she is a US citizen. Since the thieves were on-line, they could be anywhere, not necessarily HK. – Mary Ellen Feb 17 '18 at 0:04
  • As in Nate's link it can increase your risk of fraud. I would discuss with my bank as well as credit card issuer. The bank can mark the account for extra scrutiny in case thieves try to impersonate her. – user16259 Feb 17 '18 at 6:18

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