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Microgaming - disturbing trend

Discussion in 'Online Casino and Poker Complaints - old section' started by Flu Shot, Jun 6, 2005.

    Jun 6, 2005
  1. Flu Shot

    Flu Shot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    CA
    I have found that several MG casinos now want Drivers License or passport numbers and the last 4 digits of a social security number. I am not comfortable giving that out, especially the last 4 of the SSN. With that and your date of birth it would be very easy for your identity to get stolen.

    Are you people giving out that info?
     
  2. Jun 7, 2005
  3. caruso

    caruso Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll

    Occupation:
    Casino apologist
    Location:
    England
    I have sent so many copies of my passport to casino security departments, at this point in time there are going to be at least 50 clones of me running around Costa Rican beach huts.

    Never lost a moment's sleep over it.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2005
  5. dirk_dangerous

    dirk_dangerous Dormant account

    I won't give any number of my social security number to an online casino: first 3, last 4, doesn't matter. No online casino or sportsbook will get my SS number. You casino insiders better tell these casinos to get with it; these places should know better than to ask for this type of information.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2005
  7. tim5ny

    tim5ny Quit Gambling

    Last week someone used my American Express card info and went shopping online at a Middle Eastern clothing store. They also tried to send over a thousand dollars to Jordan using my details, but it got stopped when Western Union phoned me to verify the transaction. Needless to say, I have a new credit card with different account numbers now.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2005
  9. bonustreak

    bonustreak Senior Member webmeister

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    Type in all zeros
     
  10. Jun 7, 2005
  11. rj314

    rj314 Webmaster

    And what happens when they refuse your cashout because you gave false information, or some other such bogus claim?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2005
  13. BCarlisle

    BCarlisle Dormant account

    Occupation:
    retail sales
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Agreed, and they will of course. The only good answer is to send them a form letter stating that you'd like to deposit, but their information requirement is too intrusive.

    Hehe just briefly on the subject of form letters. Casinos with very slow payment procedures keep spamming me with offers to come and play again at their casinos. Is there a way to auto reply to such dribble with a form letter stating something along the lines of :

    Hi, I am unable to take advantage of your timed offer as it will take up to 28 days to send my deposit via neteller. I also will require a non-expired photo ID, a utility statement, and a bank statement showing the top part, which also must be in complete form, not too dark, and not too light.

    Have a great day!
     
  14. Jun 7, 2005
  15. 1mOrePull

    1mOrePull Newbie member

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    same place u are - in front of computer
    I had the same concerns too, a couple of weeks ago when sigining up at a casino, and emailed casino support about it and was told it was optional info. But I still had to enter something to complete the registration :what:
     
  16. Jun 7, 2005
  17. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    I fear some of the security and fraud departments at these casinos are getting a little too carried away with this stuff.

    The international money laundering regulations do not require anyone to release personal details of SS cards as far as I know. They require merchants to verify the identity and location of their customers, and I would suggest that a utility bill and passport or driving licence is all they need to do that.

    Tim's experience underlines yet again that the Internet has a super abundance of slimeballs trying everything from identity theft to phishing to get your cash.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2005
  19. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    I for one will not sign up to any casino that demands this totally unnecessary info. Apart from anything else, it's just not worth the hassle for the relatively small amounts of money involved.
    I can understand the need for 'money laundering protection', but surely common sense says there should be a lower limit before these measures come into action. For example, anything below say $1,000 could not possibly be described as money laundering. The casino's should only ask for this type of I.D. for cashouts above that.
    And for ANY amount, there should be no need for I.D, at all if the withdrawal is going back to the same credit card/Neteller account used to deposit, and only casino games were played. Only if poker was played, could it really be justified.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2005

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