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    Public company is asking for my driver's license or passport?

    I'm selling a website to a public company, and now they're asking for my full name, address, and either a driver's license or passport. They say that as a public company they are required by their auditors for each purchase they make, and the identification is to confirm that I am not a minor.

    Is this a scam?

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    They want proof that you are who you say you are, I don't see the scam factor in that request.

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    We are using Escrow.com though.

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    Where are they listed?
    If it is in your location then check to make sure they are a public company.
    I have sold websites to companies here in Australia and have never been asked for any proof of id. I have been asked to supply an invoice/receipt of payment. Then again I suppose it depends on what kind of website you are selling, the financial world here, has different rules to normal businesses. Auction companies, tobacco companies also have their own different types of licensing and legislation.

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    I'm selling a website to a public company, and now they're asking for my full name, address, and either a driver's license or passport.

    I'm selling two sites currently and I won't let people even bid on them till they've completed an NDA, given me a whole load of info such as postal address and have agreed to a credit check.
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    I don't think it's a scam, more likely it's a security measure on their part to make sure you don't scam them, ie, if things go wrong they know who you are and where to find you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    I'm selling two sites currently and I won't let people even bid on them till they've completed an NDA, given me a whole load of info such as postal address and have agreed to a credit check.
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    Hell, you're almost as bad as the TSA!

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    Do you realise just how many rubberneckers there are in Flippa?!

    If you didn't have a filtering system in place you'll be explaining to every Tom, Dick and Harry everything from how much you paid to buy the site, to what you did to improve income, to how to create another site like this one.
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    Well, I guess the real question for you Clinton, is.... why bother trying to sell a nice site on Flippa in the first place? If anyone would know better, wouldn't it be you?

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    Well, these aren't $200K sites. Where would you sell them then?
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