Does it safe to deliver scanned official ID to affiliate network?

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Hi,
I'm trying to get accept to several CPA network.
Some of them request to prove my identity by providing scanned official ID such as driver license or passport.
Is it safe? I'm bit afraid of sharing this informaton..
#affiliate #deliver #network #official #safe #scanned
  • Profile picture of the author SergioMedeiros
    I have done it, and never had an issue personally.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      official ID such as driver license or passport
      Those are not confidential documents. You aren't giving out any information that is not already available to anyone who wants to see it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matthew NY
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Those are not confidential documents. You aren't giving out any information that is not already available to anyone who wants to see it.
        QFT.

        There is nothing confidential on a license. You willingly give your license to the cashier when you're buying a six-pack, so why not an affiliate network?
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        • Profile picture of the author so11
          When you buy a six-pac, the cashier does not take a copy of it, just a checkup.

          When you send an email with your passport and ID information, your email passes many different networks (even different countries), each email server takes a copy of your email and can keep a copy for many years.

          Nobody says that something will happen, but it increases your chances of some kind of cyberhack (ex. identity theft).

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          • Profile picture of the author silverace
            Originally Posted by so11 View Post

            When you buy a six-pac, the cashier does not take a copy of it, just a checkup.

            actually it´s the same type of confirmation, but it would be impossible to send someone of the cpa network to the doors of everyone who applies to check if their ID is legit :p
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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    I agree with everyone else. It's simply a requirement for identity verification. I have an article on why we require it at PeerFly:
    The ID on your PeerFly Application

    I understand people's initial concern, but overall it's better for everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    Originally Posted by talbrice View Post

    Hi,
    I'm trying to get accept to several CPA network.
    Some of them request to prove my identity by providing scanned official ID such as driver license or passport.
    Is it safe? I'm bit afraid of sharing this informaton..
    What cpa network? It shouldn't be a big deal if its a trusted name.
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  • Profile picture of the author FinalsClub
    I had a guy tell me his wife told him he couldn't send it.

    I told him he was barking up the wrong network.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    No! They are going to steal your identity, your home, even your WIFE!!!

    NEVER give them these documents! EVERRRRR!!

    lulz
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by talbrice View Post

    Hi,
    I'm trying to get accept to several CPA network.
    Some of them request to prove my identity by providing scanned official ID such as driver license or passport.
    Is it safe? I'm bit afraid of sharing this informaton..
    Shouldnt be an issue as long as you're dealing with legit networks
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  • Profile picture of the author RemiClick
    it's ok to send it. they just want to know if you are really who you claim you are
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    • Profile picture of the author bqpennell
      You should actually have more respect for networks that take such precaution, This helps so much in getting rid of the fraudulent affiliates which in turn produces longer term offers and pleased advertisers.

      We state how we require it as well and have not actually enforced it yet but we do plan on it. A fraudulent affiliate is not going to want to give a network this because then they can actually be traced if legal issues were to arrive. With out mentioning any names i do know experian sought after information on a certain affiliates info from another network we are friends with in the attempt to take legal actions against them.

      A lot of people make the mistake by claiming the affiliate is the most important piece of the puzzle. I seem to look at things a bit different as my roll of importance is in a different order.

      1 - Advertiser - These folks are the most important piece of the puzzle because if they are not happy there is no offers to promote, Which in turns makes affiliates and networks Pointless

      2 - Affiliates - with out them there is no way that the advertiser can be happy or wish to continue with advertising online.

      3 - The network - These are the least important, Yes they may carry the offers but being a network owner for 2 years i am man enough to admit that we are just the Middle man, Any affiliate with enough knowledge and experience can find there way to the advertiser with out a network to start with. However usually the network will have better payouts due to running a offer for long term and giving positive results.

      Point of all this madness is when ever you see a network taking extra steps of security, you should find this more relaxing as this could only benefit the advertiser and affiliate. Networks that let anyone join or actually pay you weekly from day one with out testing ones traffic is a very poor choices to join because they for one will not keep offers very long, and two will eventually give you payment issues as it is hard to pay people when advertisers do not pay.

      The more Security a network takes the more comfortable you should be with them, The less they take the more skeptical you should be
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      • Profile picture of the author so11
        The problem here is not the shared information. It is the way it is shared.

        In this situation both parties are responsible for security. So if they ask you to send it by email, ask if it would be possible to send it by fax.

        Even big/known companies sometimes neglect simple things. So it is our responsibility to protect our information. And no, I would not want my drives ID and passport circulating on the Internet.

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