Concerns about confirming your ID online?

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Have you ever had concerns confirming your identity with your ID card in online poker?

Or does it depend on the website you are playing?
 
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Absolutely! Giving your info out online always carries a certain amount of risk, especially when the company is in some offshore hideout with no physical address or phone number.

I'm actually amazed at the popularity of some of the shadier sites.
 
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I wont mention site but I actually had one ask for a copy of my social security card several years back. Yes they asked for a copy of the card. OK then, I wont play there.
 
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Yes, there were problems. I solved these problems right away. The support service of the room asked to make the photo clearer or send additional documents. I sent everything they asked for and the problem was solved. I wish you a solution to the problem, too.
 
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And on common sites, like Pokerstars, GGpoker?
Probably the most trustworthy of the bunch. Bottom line - they won't give you full privileges to deposit and withdraw funds unless you confirm your identity and residency.
 
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Haha always.. i mean its a good thing but im not quite understanding why do i need to prove my address even.. which sometimes (if your bills are not on your own name) only can be done with a bank state.. that is a bit unnecessary in my opinion
 
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I've been wondering about sending my drivers license, electric bill, etc to
these skeevy sites since 2011. Just don't see how these scumbag operators
can be trusted.........
 
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Giving ID

I believe that before ever playing with real money online, you need to be sure that you will be paid after winning. Identify the site you're playing at and see if they have an address aloquant. Then yes if everything is alright.
 
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Have you ever had concerns confirming your identity with your ID card in online poker?

Or does it depend on the website you are playing?


If i had these "concerns" i wouldn't even step into (online) gambling world lol
Although i used to know certain freaks who basically were afraid of just that ^ ...
 
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I think you have to be very careful when you give your documentation through the network, it does not matter if it is through poker or in any other site, there is always the probability that they can steal or duplicate your identity. I think that unfortunately to cash prizes you have to do it, the safer the poker site is according to the statistics of its users, the better the probability that your documentation is safe. Regards.
 
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I have not had such cases.
 
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I think you have to be very careful when you give your documentation through the network, it does not matter if it is through poker or in any other site, there is always the probability that they can steal or duplicate your identity. I think that unfortunately to cash prizes you have to do it, the safer the poker site is according to the statistics of its users, the better the probability that your documentation is safe. Regards.


Yes that's what I was thinking, too. And that's the reason I have concerns.

But you are right, if you cash, you have to confirm your identity
 
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I think, its a nessesary process to ensure game integrety. Otherwise people could just multiaccount and collude like, there was no tomorrow. If I dont trust a site enough to send them a copy of my passport or a utility bill, I would certainly not trust them enough to deposit money there either.
 
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I once had a problem with a website. After the next replenishment of the account, I was asked to confirm my documents previously uploaded to the site.
 
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Once you find a good poker discussion group, like CardsChat, check the site ratings. Only play on the highly rated sites. Problem solved.
 
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Have you ever had concerns confirming your identity with your ID card in online poker?

Or does it depend on the website you are playing?

If you are an adult, then there will be no problems. Send the scans in good quality and no larger than the size that limits the sending of the file. On well-known sites, document processing is fast. On less well-known sites, identity verification can take a long time and the support service may have additional questions for you
 
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Its not concerning me if I know that site where I play is legit and safe. They just need data to confirm your identity.
 
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If they send me a check they need my address.
 
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