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Question Photo Identification

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dougbet1, Jan 21, 2013.

    Jan 21, 2013
  1. dougbet1

    dougbet1 Full Member PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Buyer
    Location:
    UK
    I've played at and am a member of most accredited casino's here at CM and am used to sending in the usual passport/driving license, e-wallet screenshots, utility bill etc... for I.D. purposes.

    I've just made my first withdrawal from another accredited casino, i've made multiple deposits over what I guess is a year but never cashed out previously. The casino has asked me to supply a photo of me holding my passport along with the passport/card scans/utility bill..... this is the first time i've been asked to do it and strikes me as a bit odd.

    I've read about the occasional notarized I.D. request when bonus abuse is being investigated or where it's a very large withdrawal, but this is for a $1600 withdrawal and all other documents were available, not that it matters (to me) but there has been no bonus play on any of the last 5 deposits.

    Is this usual? Have I just been lucky in the past? I'm based in the UK so know that electoral roll verification isn't unusual.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 21, 2013
  3. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    It's not a common request, but not unheard of either. It's been asked of me, long ago.

    Far easier and cheaper than a notary.
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2013
  5. JuicyFruit

    JuicyFruit Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    IT Consultant
    Location:
    Homeward Bound
    I have been asked for this once as well, but I am not sure what it is meant to prove.

    My passport is almost 10 years old, and the photo of the me-then doesn't look at all like the photo of the me-now due to age :)eek2:), different hairstyle, hair colour, etc.

    In fact, it could be of an entirely different person.

    Or is the mere fact that I am holding a passport meant to prove that I am the legitimate owner of that passport? Hmmm....let me think about that one.. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2013
  7. P.V.

    P.V. Senior Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Make money!
    Location:
    Turn around...
    It's not odd, will always be a part of the ID verification process.

    You shouldn't be offended by their request, to date hard document verification, pictures are the best way to prove ID, IMO.

    More so than a lot of this new verification stuff being offered for online dating sites, online ID cards etc.. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Jan 22, 2013
  9. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    I think the idea is to prove its a real physical card, not a photoshop product..ive had it asked when my scan didnt show edges.
     
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  10. Jan 22, 2013
  11. Dipity

    Dipity Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Web Designer
    Location:
    UK
    I've had requests for updated documents and once this too, especially once your lifetime withdrawals hit a specific amount, or you make a larger withdrawal.

    As dion says, its to prove its a physical thing imo.
     
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  12. Jan 22, 2013
  13. dougbet1

    dougbet1 Full Member PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Buyer
    Location:
    UK
    The casino in question has just verified my docs and processed my withdrawal within 24 (and hit my Skrill account) so thumbs-up from me, just wasn't expecting it.

    Thanks for the feedback
     
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