I’ve recently found out (thanks to many user reports) that some CD-Key stores are requesting ID scans from their users after you purchase a game. They want users to send a passport, driver license or ID card scans or even pictures of buyers holding their ID card (with face visible)!
Do not send them anything, never do that! You have a right to protect your identity online and you should be keeping your IDs and documents for yourself or very trusted stores and institutions. Especially when you’re using PayPal. It’s basically against PayPal’s policy to request those things from buyers. The online seller has no right to ask for and ID not even mentioning the scans. Period. Always request a full, immidiete refund if any shops requires an ID, unless you’re ok with it.
These CD-Key shops request ID scans:
From now on the Steam Alternatives section will have a separate section for stores which require ID scans.
It’s unacceptable that these stores don’t even mention of ID scans before the purchase! So gamers out there, watch out!
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