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jayfay

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I've just been thoroughly stupid and been dupped by a fake website.

 

It's for the ESTA application - the visa waiver programme for the US and the fake website consisted of two pages. The first page where you put all your personal details, passport number, home address etc. I completed that page and moved on to the next one which was the payment page. It was at that point that I realised it was fake as the price they were asking for was wrong - so I never pressed the final 'process the application' button. 

 

My question is - do this fake company have the details submitted on the first page, as I had to submit the first page to move on the second one? Or am I in the clear because I bailed out before submitting the finished application?


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if there was a submit button, then they likely have all the info from the first page. to be honest, even if there wasn't a submit button, they likely still would have it. they could have made all of the fields just collect data without really needing a submit button.


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can you give us address of the webpage ,I think I can check source of the page ,They get your info in first page or you need to push finish button .


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i doubt that's necessary. you know it's a bad website, and a phishing attempt....no reason to link the site here. even IF the first page didn't gather your info, you should assume it did and take protective actions accordingly


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