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Catalogue requesting a copy of my passport!!!!!

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I placed an order which never arrived, when i contacted the catalogue (Bargin Crazy) they said that the courier had confirmed that it had been delivered. They asked me to send a copy of my passport o…
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
I placed an order which never arrived, when i contacted the catalogue (Bargin Crazy) they said that the courier had confirmed that it had been delivered. They asked me to send a copy of my passport or driving license etc (something with my name address and signature). I have basically told them to bog off as i am not sending copies of that info to them. Bargin Crazy said that it is to verify that the signature recieved was not mine.
What is going on!?!
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Why don't you ask for a copy of the signature that the driver received, then contact the delivery company, in person if possible, with your Driving License? Then tell them you will be contacting the Police.
#2
Dont bother sending copies of passport or driving license to prove that you didnt receive an item. Instead, its up to the company to prove they delivered. If they dont listen, ask the card provider to investigate :)
#3
edi
Dont bother sending copies of passport or driving license to prove that you didnt receive an item. Instead, its up to the company to prove they delivered. If they dont listen, ask the card provider to investigate :)

When i had problems b4 i contacted my bank (Nat West) and they advised me that in my terms i am not allowed to enter my card detail online so they are unable to get involved!?
#4
*scooby*
When i had problems b4 i contacted my bank (Nat West) and they advised me that in my terms i am not allowed to enter my card detail online so they are unable to get involved!?


Ask them for a copy.

And change banks.
#5
just send a copy but blank out all the info except you name address and signature . Ive had to this in the past . oh i faxed it to them not posted it .
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You will be investigated to try to ensure that you are not pulling a fast one.
It sounds like they have proof of delivery to an address you specified.
If you didn't sign for the goods they need to establish that by checking your signature against their records.
Without that what are they expected to do, take everything at face value and say OK? I don't think they will.(Nor would I).
If you live in flats it will make it even more difficult.
Sooner or later a recovery team or the police may get in involved.
senidng them a record of your signature may speed up the process.
#7
I'd probably be more happy providing a copy of my driving licence, but still blanking out everything but the address and signature.

I've heard that some couriers actually leave the parcel on your doorstep and sign the delivery report as you, because they don't get paid if you're not there to accept the package, so they do this to make sure they get paid. Maybe that's what happened with you and someone stole the package if it was left on your doorstep?
#8
*scooby*
When i had problems b4 i contacted my bank (Nat West) and they advised me that in my terms i am not allowed to enter my card detail online so they are unable to get involved!?



What. can anyone point where the T&C's that state this :shock:
#9
My technician says it is illegal to photocopy your driving license? This true? If so then I would guess same goes for a passport.
#10
It's ilegal to copy a passport without a lisence from the Home Office.
#11
Funny you should mention this, I received an email from Archos asking for a photocopy of my passport or driving licence. Instead I sent a copy of a '3' mobile phone bill and part of my bank statement.

Today I received another email, thanking me for the documents and again asking for a copy of my passport or driving licence, (as further proof) i politely told them where to go. They have already taken the cash and have now lost a customer.

I thought the internet and credit cards were designed to make buying online easier? Can you imagine if every time you purchased goods online you were asked for a copy of your documents? I'll pick up an archos from duty free in September and save myself some cash.
#12
cdrider
It's ilegal to copy a passport without a lisence from the Home Office.


really i didn't know that, how come the open university ask for signed copies ? :?
#13
IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO MAKE A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

Copy shops will not make a colour copy of your passport but a black and white one is ok. To attempt to use a copied passport is illegal, to copy a passport with the intention to use it for fraud etc is illegal.

You should always carry a copy of your passport with you when you travel, the home office advise this.


How may the British Passport be reproduced?
5. Any application received by OPSI’s Information Policy Team for the reproduction of the Passport is assessed on an individual basis. Reproduction of the Passport is subject to written permission from HMSO’s Licensing Team.

6. Photocopies of the personal details page of the Passport may be made, for the purposes of record keeping only, by the following persons:

the holder/owner of the Passport;
notaries, solicitors, banks and government departments;
a person or institution subject to the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations, or a person certifying that identification checks required under these Regulations have taken place;
an employer subject to the requirements of section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
These photocopies must be in black and white only so that they cannot be mistaken for an actual Passport page. Notarised or certified photocopies of passports are not acceptable as proof of identity. Only the original document may be used as evidence of identity; but a photocopy may then be made to record the fact that identification checks have taken place. Such photocopying may be undertaken for these purposes without applying for a licence or paying a fee.



http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copyright/copyright-guidance/reproduction-of-the-british-passport.htm
for example

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1098377476175

Make a note of the passport number, date and place of issue (or take a photocopy), and keep separately in a safe place.
#14
davelfc
IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO MAKE A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

6. Photocopies of the personal details page of the Passport may be made, for the purposes of record keeping only, by the following persons:

the holder/owner of the Passport;
notaries, solicitors, banks and government departments;
a person or institution subject to the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations, or a person certifying that identification checks required under these Regulations have taken place;
an employer subject to the requirements of section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
These photocopies must be in black and white only so that they cannot be mistaken for an actual Passport page. Notarised or certified photocopies of passports are not acceptable as proof of identity. Only the original document may be used as evidence of identity; but a photocopy may then be made to record the fact that identification checks have taken place. Such photocopying may be undertaken for these purposes without applying for a licence or paying a fee.



http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copyright/copyright-guidance/reproduction-of-the-british-passport.htm
for example

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1098377476175

Make a note of the passport number, date and place of issue (or take a photocopy), and keep separately in a safe place.


Of these onlineretailers are none. Neither are employment agencies dealing with limited companies etc.
#15
cdrider
Of these onlineretailers are none. Neither are employment agencies dealing with limited companies etc.


However there is NOTHING to stop you copying your own passport. Once again it is not illegal to photocopy your passport. THE HOME OFFICE TELLS YOU TO DO SO.

Personally I refuse to email a copy of my passport to an online retailer but if I decided to do so it is not illegal. :whistling:
#16
*scooby*
When i had problems b4 i contacted my bank (Nat West) and they advised me that in my terms i am not allowed to enter my card detail online so they are unable to get involved!?


Only ever use a Credit Card to make online purchases that's issued by a major, established company. You will then be covered for a non-delivery. The Credit Card company will investigate and fully compensate you if the retailer fails to.
#17
cdrider
It's ilegal to copy a passport without a lisence from the Home Office.


LOL.. you must be joking ;-)

T, D & H ask for copies of passport to prove ur identity these days ...

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