to move back on to passports
I ‘ve been to two places recently , Barcelona and Moscow were the Hotel insisted on taking my passport for registration purposes,
under these arrangements is it any wonder countries security agencies like mosad , and criminals ( is there a diffrence in some countries?? ) eventually use this info and as demonstrated make fake passports for thier own uses,
sure I would be weary of anyone with my passort as much as my credit card but I think the determined ones will find a way.