Thinking of shopping at Shopee? Be careful -- they need a photo of your passport if you need a refund in General topics Posted January 19 17 minutes ago, scorecard said: " Well, what concerns me is I do not trust the site. It is not a financial institution or anything alike. They might use a photo of my passport, my DOB, passport number, or other information to open a bank account or for other purposes, etc." I don't know if it's still happening but several years back scammers were using passport front pages to open bogus health insurance policies: - Start policy using stolen copy of passport. - Pay the premium - Wait a few weeks - Start submitting claims for long hospital stays / major surgery, all bogus, fake medical reports bills supplied by doctor / nurse part of the scamming gang. - Get massive reimbursements, well in excess of the original premium paid. - Wait a month or whatever, start the whole process again. Yeah.... that exactly what I was worried about.