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Passport scam - do not send anyone a copy of your passport
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pambon



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My UK passport expires at the end of 2013; since I do not envisage making any journeys out of the EU, if I travel I shall use my Italian ID card.....(yes, they do have their uses)
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Paul Carmel



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to use my French ID card and was told point blank no, passport only.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting PC. Many Italians travel around Europe on their ID cards only with no problem. Which end 'refuses' the ID card (arrival or departure) and on what grounds?

I'm wondering if it's to do with the nationality of the card holder. ie. a British national holding an ID card issued by a European country. As a dual national perhaps I should give it a try before expiry date......my ID card states it's valid for foreign travel.....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different airlines have different policies regarding documents needed to travel - well worth checking beforehand.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes MG, also airport passport controls differ in their regulations for dual nationals. I always travel on my UK passport - no problem. My son, Italian national born and bred here is also a dual national and travels on his UK passport (he has never applied for an Italian one!) , but border authorities at both Rome & Milan are within their rights to refuse to let him travel on his UK passport as it's considered a 'secondary' nationality.

All very complicated.
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Holiday Almeria



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Location: Puerto Rey, Vera, Almeria

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Sis.. wrote:

Its an education in itself when you have to get one.
Your solicitor takes you[in our case to Alicante] where you queue all day with all your documentation.
When you do get to the front of the queue it only takes a matter of minutes.
We met people who had queued all day, only for something not to be right, and they had to turn up the next day and queue all day again.

Our solicitor got ours in Cartagena for us while we languished in the UK Very Happy Had to get a notarised application though and the other form (can't remember the name) from the FCO to validate the notary Rolling Eyes.

Since i've been renting, my contract asks all Spanish guests for their NIE number, in fact some of them give it without being asked. My Spanish contact told me that the Spanish like to give and receive them and that they view anyone that won't divulge the information as suspicious.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scammer (above) who got my details is attempting to make fake bookings on spain-holiday dot com using my name and details in the format R***L*** and a fake Hotmail address. He's continuing to try and exchange passport details with his targets.

The owner he booked with got suspicious with a couple of crucial details the scammer got wrong in the booking correspondence, and found our contact details via the UK electoral list.

The scammer seems to be concentrating on Spain as owners are likely to have a local bank account and Spanish banks appear to be a soft target.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to eliminate this scammer.

As he's concentrating on Spain, would any of you Spanish owners mind PMing me your listing site's contact emails? Especially if you have a named contact and it's a Spanish specialist site.

I can then send a round-robin email to try and block his activities.

Several sites have been very helpful so far.

MG
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've probably already got ours Richard. Holiday Lettings, Espana Breaks, Choose Spain and Owners Direct and Travel Library, apart from a few free sites that I've given up on. If you haven't got them let me know and I'll pm them to you.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, TC, will have a go at that lot.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil at Rent in Spain....... MG.

Hope you get it sorted!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Carmel wrote:
I tried to use my French ID card and was told point blank no, passport only.


Good to carry about with you in France.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: identity theft Reply with quote

very dark and depressing...APPART FROM THE FINANCIAL side of things...HAD my credit card details cloned....Card with me at all times and card rarely used. Full details given to a London hotel as deposit.....
B ank not interested<....police not interested....
Such a long story but I know how it all came about......NASTY
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sorry to hear that Pujol. It seems to be getting more and more common. I haven't had my bank details cloned, but I did have some illegitimate transactions on my credit card a little while ago.

But why aren't the bank interested? My credit card company immediately refunded the amount I'd lost - I don't know what they did about the culprit.

Do you feel like sharing a few more details?

(Love your place by the way. I'm packing my bags NOW!)

TC
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Use of passport. Reply with quote

if you book a property via Airbnb they ask for a form of ID, a passport being one of them, to verify you are who you say you are. From a security point of view, if Airbnb have a cyber attack they have an enormous amount of information on file that would make TalkTalk's data breach seem an insignificance.
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