Originally Posted by DrTongue
I'm not hiding anything. I am worried about identity theft.
In all these responses to my posts, why can't any of you provide a reason as to why they don't ask for this info before a deposit is made?
If you are that concerned about identity theft then don't use credit cards - period.
It is very easy to provide a reason why they don't ask for id's before a deposit is made. Because it is unnecessary - in most cases they will never need it. There is no reason for them to slow down the process of every deposit made.
But when a red flag pops up - they will need to see it. So always be prepared to show it when you use a credit card for anything at all.
For the record - while it is not impossible for you to become a victim of identity theft as a result of sending them your id - the risk is so incredibly small it is very silly to be concerned about it.
You had to provide your credit card bank with all of that same personal information -were you not too concerned when you did that?