Hi friends, I recently purchased a domain name at GoDaddy.com. I used my uncle's credit card to make the purchase. After the purchase was made, GoDaddy.com, sent a mail to me saying that to protect me from identity theft and credit card fraud, I had to submit "payment method account holder's government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport" as a part of the verification process. I duly uploaded a scanned copy of his passport. Now I have received one more message from GoDaddy.com asking me to submit:
-Statement from your financial institution showing the original purchase. For your privacy, you may mark out all but the last four digits of your account number as well as any transactions with other companies.
- If a credit, debit, or gift card was used for payment, provide an image of the front and back of the card. To preserve the integrity of your payment information, please mark out the three/four digit security code and all but the last four digits of the card number. The name line must be visible.
I have now uploaded a scanned copy of the credit card, both front and back side of the card.
I am just wondering if these guys are for real? I mean they are asking so many details to ensure authenticity of the payment. Now if it was my credit card, this would be ok. But it is my uncle's credit card. I cannot be asking him to mail me a copy of his bank statement which shows the transactions he has made with other companies using that credit card.
I am wondering how all this helps protect me from identity theft. Are these people genuine or did I end up at a phishing site. I check the address bar, it has the lock and even the GoDaddy logo appears, and the URL appears fine. Can anybody help me and tell me what is going on?
Thanks in advance.