The dealer is either new or getting such information to do many people harm. It's not worth dealing with such.
I am trying to buy one from an on-line dealer on Visa Card. This dealer requires a digital photo of the back and front of my card which I sent, but blocked out 4 digits of the card number, for security reasons. I have done this with other on-line purchases.
This dealer has come back and rejected the transaction requiring me to unblock the numbers. If I do this, they have my full card number, security number on the back strip, my complete signature, expiry date; everything! My bank have advised against doing this as they believe it could open me to credit card fraud.
What do others think? Is this a common requirement, and is it wise to do this? What alternatives can you suggest?