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Ok so i dont live in the UK but i'M TRYING TO GET AN OFFER via email from this unviersity and they asked for my igcse results and my passport and i sent them that gladly and when i told my mother she yelled at me for sending a copy of my passport over the internet to a stranger and now im paranoid that hes gonna do something bad to me like its the official email from someone from the university's student enrolment team advisor thing but im still scared
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Ok so i dont live in the UK but i'M TRYING TO GET AN OFFER via email from this unviersity and they asked for my igcse results and my passport and i sent them that gladly and when i told my mother she yelled at me for sending a copy of my passport over the internet to a stranger and now im paranoid that hes gonna do something bad to me like its the official email from someone from the university's student enrolment team advisor thing but im still scared
Whilst in general its a good idea not to send official documents via email unless strictly necessary, in this case your mother is being a bit over the top.

You were expecting contact from the uni. The request came from an official uni email address (presumably). It contained personal info, (such as your name or ID). It was reasonable to expect them to want to check this info relating to your fee status.

Wait until she's calmed down and explain this to her.
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If you know where and why you sent it... then it's not really to a stranger, it's to a named professional asking in the course of your application and covered by various data protection and privacy rules and legislation.

If t's a stranger on Whatsapp or such saying 'PLS SEND PASSPORT WE WILL SEND FREE SEX AND MONEY, THIS NOT SCAM' then that's a bit different.
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Your ma's being a fool. It's standard practice for admissions teams to request copies of passports from international students. Nothing bad will happen.
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If t's a stranger on Whatsapp or such saying 'PLS SEND PASSPORT WE WILL SEND FREE SEX AND MONEY, THIS NOT SCAM' then that's a bit different.
Hmm. I may have made a terrible mistake.
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Ok so i dont live in the UK but i'M TRYING TO GET AN OFFER via email from this unviersity and they asked for my igcse results and my passport and i sent them that gladly and when i told my mother she yelled at me for sending a copy of my passport over the internet to a stranger and now im paranoid that hes gonna do something bad to me like its the official email from someone from the university's student enrolment team advisor thing but im still scared
Hi pizzapasta65,

Try not to worry too much - it's really normal that the University will ask for this if you're really concerned, you could always ask the team about how they handle their data?

Hope you get it sorted!

Rowan
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