Id Checks At Online Sales Sites
Since Vango went out of business last month, I have been searching for a new venue to sell my art. I was very successful on Vango and was considering Saatchi Art, Jose Art Gallery and Artfinder, but I voided my applications after coming across one unsettling thing. These sites all ask me to upload a copy of my passport or driver's license as a form of ID checking? Are they insane???? Do any of my fellow artists find this totally unsettling? Are you doing this? I feel this is the biggest way to set yourself up for identity theft that there can be! In this day and age of security breaches? We are selling paintings, not government secrets and I refuse to put myself in this sort of danger for these sites. And I think my fellow artists should reconsider doing this as well in order to make them change their policy. The only thing that is needed is a paypal account for these online galleries. I welcome and look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on this topic.