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Is it risky to send a copy of my Passport to someone I only know online? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I met a man online, who lives in Jordan. He has asked me to fly over there from the US to marry him. He will pay for my flight and other accommodation costs, to which I have agreed. ...
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What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? [duplicate]

Should a passport number or visa number be in the class of personally identifying information, along with things like a social security number, credit card number, and so on? If someone nefarious did ...
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If someone has a photocopy of my passport, could they steal my identity? [duplicate]

Someone has taken a copy of my passport and other identification. Does that mean it's possible for someone to steal my identity?
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What damage can a thief do with a scanned image of a passport? [duplicate]

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 ...
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is it safe to share a scanned copy of my international passport to the any recruiting agency? [duplicate]

i want to work in singapore/canada for sometime and the local recruiting consultancies are asking me to share my passport details for onward process. it is heard that this kind is dangerous. what do ...
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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What personally identifiable information should I delete from my smartphone and email before travelling to a high-risk country?

I'll be travelling to Mongolia, and I've heard there's a non-trivial chance of theft. I'll be taking two Apple iPhones with me, and I'm not too concerned about the theft of the devices themselves, as ...
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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?

It is not uncommon for travel or holiday accommodation companies to ask for a scan of your passport by email. Sometimes local laws require them to keep a record of the passport numbers of all visitors....
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Is it safe to forward airplane ticket to third party?

I booked a flight and was issued a travel itinerary. It contains my name, booking reference, E-ticket number and some other information. For proof of absence, I need to forward this document to a ...
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What damage can person/s do if they have your passport number and visa control number?

I read What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? as well as What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport? but it doesn't tell of what damages can be ...
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Photocopies of important documents stolen

While in Budapest, my backpack was stolen. In it I had photocopies of my passport, drivers license , train ticket, insurance policy documents and ehic, and also a journal with my credit card number ...
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How do I protect my I-94 travel history?

I need help in hiding my i94 travel history so anyone with my passport number can track my whereabouts. Could someone please let me know how?