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Worried about Photocopied Passport

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Just now, FritsSikkink said:

You do know they make a copy of your passport in every decent hotel you check in?

hi there ,

yes , that but the hotel doesnt have address info on me , the bank has

 

would be enough reason to be worried about the photo copied passport ?

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5 minutes ago, superatoz said:

hi there ,

yes , that but the hotel doesnt have address info on me , the bank has

 

would be enough reason to be worried about the photo copied passport ?

Immigration has a copy, if you work your employer too.

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6 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Immigration has a copy too

thanks for the reply .

 

so its no cause for worry ? cos my gf said that people could use this to borrow $ as there have been 

 

cases where individuals has used photocopied passports to do so.

 

i just feel so stupid yesterday after giving them a copy -_-||

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12 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Every man and the local soi dog has a copy of your passport. I do cross them when I remember but there must be hundreds of uncrossed copies out there after 14 years. Nothing untoward has happened (yet).

 

Actually, the bank (whilst trying to be helpful) shouldn't have accepted just a copy without seeing the original. They certainly wouldn't (ok shouldn't) be signing off finanace without sighting the original.

 

One uncrossed copy, I really wouldn't worry.

555 , thanks alot .

thats the thing , they were taking a long time to do it so i told them 

 

i would just do it at a later time , the guy didnt even tell me why it was taking so long ( as i didnt have my original passport with me)  so in the end i left without my atm card which kinda sucked as i waited about half an hour for him to go thru all the info ...

 

tanks so much for the replies guys.

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1 hour ago, superatoz said:

im very worried what may happen if one of the stafff tried to do something funny with my passport copy .

They have copies of your passport galore anyhow, and will ask for another for many a simple task. Not much you can do about it... I am guessing between immigration, banks, hotels, driving licence place, where I rented vehicles etc etc there must be a few hundred of mine floating around Thailand. I even once received a bit of paper from immigration and it was obvious they were recycling, as on the reverse was a full copy of some rather ugly German guy's passport. 

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Erm.... What ever happened to ‘Farang think too much’ ???... it’s his GF overthinking it now...

 

OP: Don't worry, cross-sign when you remember to... but if you forget it’s no biggie... it’s almost impossible for a foreigner to do anything without extra copies of every document you have ever possessed and then some you don't ! 

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No Bank will give a loan without the original passport being shown and also your bank should not have accepted an emailed copy as the jpeg can be easily photo shopped to show any person.

 

Ken.

 

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9 hours ago, superatoz said:

thanks for the reply .

 

so its no cause for worry ? cos my gf said that people could use this to borrow $ as there have been 

 

cases where individuals has used photocopied passports to do so.

 

i just feel so stupid yesterday after giving them a copy -_-||

Yeah  it seems they can somehow, just use a copy to make a loan> im wondering how they could use that, also the banks?

Im also taking care of my copies and most of time i write something on it in important parts of the copy.

But never the less you can do alot with photoshop of course.
who can you trust these days? As they remotely hack your car key or bank/credit card.

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I've been a K Bank customer for 15 years. Every time I withdraw funds from a branch other than the branch where I opened my account, which is almost all the time, they photocopy my passport and I have to sign the copy. They must have many hundreds of copies of my passport, and I've never had a problem. Not to say something nefarious could never happen, but I think the chances are slim and none, and most likely none.

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If I was to worry like this everytime my PP was copied I'd be grey haired by now ...but this will never happen ..because I'm bald.

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