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Scanning you passport and sending to Email box


Hobo Travel Tips
By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  019
DATE:  October 17, 2000
TIP:  Scanning you passport and sending to Email box
LOCATION:  Cuzco, Peru

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TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP

“How to send copies of Passport, Traveler Checks. Credit
card information to your e-mail box” and Why...

See photos of this
http://www.hobotraveler.com/alg_cuzcoscanpassport.shtml

How to Scan the important travel documents and why?

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!!

You can scan your travel documents, and send to yourself.

Scan:
*Passport
*Traveler Check numbers
*Credit Cards
*Student Cards
*Important telephone numbers

If you read this, and do not scan you travel documents.
Remember: I told you so....

Everyone says, or thinks it cannot happen to them.
But it happens, and no amount of caution can stop a robbery.

Why Scan you documents:
*If everything gets robbed.
*They rob a bus, and take everything
*The rob you walking from the bus, to the hostel
*etc. etc.
*The robbers know where you keep your money belt.
*The robbers can take the whole backpack, and search it later.
*Without the traveler check number, it will take longer

What to do:
1. Find a scanner
Where:
a. Internet Cafe
b. Friend
c. Computer store
d. Printing shop

2. Scan them in. SAVE AS JPG OR GIF ONLY
a. You can open this type of file on any computer
b. It is small, and will NOT use up all of your email box.
c. If you want to be double safe, open up
another email box. i.e. hotmail, yahoo.

How:
ASK THE WORKER IN THE INTERNET CAFE, AND
PAY THEM!!

3. Save on a 3.5 disk.
4. Load into a computer with internet access
5. Go to you account
6. Write and email to yourself. Put in the subject line.
Clear words.
7. If you want to type passport, or credit card.
Spell them like passssssssporrrrrt, creeddddiiiiiit
8. ATTACH the file to the email.
9. Make a folder
10.Place, or save to a folder with a good name.
11. Log off of your email box.
12. Open you email box.
13. Got to the folder
14. Double Click on the attachment
15. Look at your document. YEA!!!

If this does not work:

ASK THE WORKER IN THE INTERNET CAFE, AND
PAY THEM!!

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!!

What not to do:
*Type all these numbers into the computer, and send to yourself. Because some hackers can
spider the words. They would have to open up every picture, to find you number. Almost impossible, but, realize it is almost impossible to have them read you number. Note: If you are a millionaire, you are more likely to have hackers go after you.
*Do not send this to an account, that is not easily accessible.
*Send to a FREE one. i.e. Hotmail. Yahoo. I recommend Yahoo.com
*POP accounts are not easy to access. If you want try
http://www.mail2web.com/

*Paid accounts are not good. Example: AOL, Your local provider. If you stop paying they close them, plus they are more difficult to access while traveling.

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!

Have fun!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.

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