agency asking for copy of my ID.... why? Hello.
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jkoh1213  Identity Verified
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May 16, 2017

I just passed a trial test from a translation agency in China.

They asked me to send them copy of my ID or passport for the contract.

I asked if I could cover sensitive numbers and they said they need the whole copy.

Is this really necessary? does anyone have similar experience?


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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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Already discussed elsewhere May 18, 2017

Why not join http://www.proz.com/forum/business_issues/314893-send_copy_of_passport_to_agency.html , where it is being debated right now?

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jkoh1213  Identity Verified
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oops May 18, 2017

oops it didnt appear on my search. Thanks thomas.

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Maija Cirule  Identity Verified
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It's called May 18, 2017

jkoh1213 wrote:

I just passed a trial test from a translation agency in China.

They asked me to send them copy of my ID or passport for the contract.

I asked if I could cover sensitive numbers and they said they need the whole copy.

Is this really necessary? does anyone have similar experience?


data phishing and the agency may be involved in criminal activities; I would not touch them with a barge pole. China obviously has not introduced a strict data protection legislation and transferring to them your sensitive data is dangerous.

[Edited at 2017-05-18 15:50 GMT]

[Edited at 2017-05-18 15:52 GMT]


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