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08/26/20
TIP Beware Passport Renewal Scam
Filed under: Recent Posts, Mentoring, Legal matters, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 1:50 pm

Several sites recommend looking in to your passport expiration
date.  If less than a year, now it may be a good time for there are
concerns that delays may be in store.

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One of us was close to that timing and googled passport renewal.
She went to the site and printed the form with her data.  At the
bottom of the page was a form to pay a fee.  ALERT.  There is NO
fee for the passport renewal form DS-82!  She paid it and learned
that it was a scam.
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https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/07/avoid-international-travel-document-scams
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Our immediate action was to contest the credit card charge (which also
had a foreign transaction fee included.  This is a further sign that it is
a bogus charge.).  Please be alert and not deceived by this.  
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There is a fee for a new US passport and renewal.  [$110′  It is
sent to the passport renewal address.

3 Responses to “TIP Beware Passport Renewal Scam”

  1. site admin Says:


    See also:
    https://qz.com/1422783/the-passport-scan-scam-theres-a-thriving-black-market-for-selfies-with-pictures-of-passports/ 
  2. site admin Says:


    https://www.state.gov/passport-and-visa-fraud/
  3. site admin Says:


    scam artist: Worldnet documents Barcelona, Spain

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