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10 January 2012 - 8:38pm

Inquiry on Fax Back Form for Withdrawal

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What steps should you do first? How safe it's going to be..? I'm concerned about identity theft. I heard it ruins your whole life. What if a certain casino goes bankrupt, are they going to discard the members' files securely? They are operated outside USA territories.

Anyways, I don't have a scanner nor printer, it's broken. I have digital camera. Also, Kinko or Office Depot maybe but not tried them yet. Any idea is certainly appreciated.

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10 January 2012 - 10:58pm
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You are right to be concerned and you should always take steps to protect yourself in order to make it difficult to become a victim of identity theft. Even the most trustworthy casino could have a bad employee or be the victim of a hack or data theft.

Some tips:

A digital camera is fine. If you don't have a fax, you can usually just take a photo of the form after you have filled it out and send it to them in an email.

If they want a scan of your credit card or other ID, use a paint program to hide the middle 8 digits on the credit card, or some of the license number and other info. Also hide the 3 digit security code on the back of credit cards. They need to know that you are who you say you are, so leave your name and address visible, but they don't need an exact replica of your cards and you should not give one to them.

Make sure the file size of photos is not huge - i.e. crop the picture as much as possible (but always show all four corners of any document or card), use JPG format and maximum resolution of 800x600 is usually sufficient for a full piece of paper, 400x300 for a credit card or license. This is for a couple of reasons - 1. some email servers will reject attachments if they are too big and 2. it is harder for a bad guy to reproduce or copy a picture of something in a low resolution.

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11 January 2012 - 12:21am
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CL-Ed wrote:

You are right to be concerned and you should always take steps to protect yourself in order to make it difficult to become a victim of identity theft. Even the most trustworthy casino could have a bad employee or be the victim of a hack or data theft.

Some tips:

A digital camera is fine. If you don't have a fax, you can usually just take a photo of the form after you have filled it out and send it to them in an email.

If they want a scan of your credit card or other ID, use a paint program to hide the middle 8 digits on the credit card, or some of the license number and other info. Also hide the 3 digit security code on the back of credit cards. They need to know that you are who you say you are, so leave your name and address visible, but they don't need an exact replica of your cards and you should not give one to them.

Make sure the file size of photos is not huge - i.e. crop the picture as much as possible (but always show all four corners of any document or card), use JPG format and maximum resolution of 800x600 is usually sufficient for a full piece of paper, 400x300 for a credit card or license. This is for a couple of reasons - 1. some email servers will reject attachments if they are too big and 2. it is harder for a bad guy to reproduce or copy a picture of something in a low resolution.

CL-Ed, this should be a sticky somewhere. There is a lot of valuable information in this post. It may save someone from having their identity stolen. I never thought about doing these things you've suggested. We should have a Safety Type Thread or A Before You Deposit Thread.

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11 January 2012 - 1:30am
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Great information CL-Ed.. also I think LuckyMe's suggestion is wonderful. Thanks as always! Thumb Up

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