How to scan/print sensitive documents and upload them?

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    paulyjustin said:
    This is related to that thread a bit yes. But this is more important. The other thread, i know that i can print the 3rd page by pressing print page 3 and that is all. But i wanted to know if i could make a new document with only 1 page.



    For this issue, i want to be able to print document, sign it and fill out some information in it, have it scanned... so i could send it via email. If i had a printer/scanner with me at the moment, this is simple. But im not in the US at the moment. So i have to use a public computer and maybe scanner.



    Last year when i did this, i know went to the public computer place to print out those documents by using a new gmail account i created so i have those documents sent to that gmail account, then log in with my password and printed it out. Then i signed those documents and filled it out but what i don't remember was how did i get those documents scanned where i was able to send them via email.



    Because if i had the ppl at that computer place scan it for me, they had to have put it in a usb of mine and then i plugged that usb into their computers, then send those documents from the dummy gmail account to my real gmail account. Then i send from my gmail account to the person i need to send it to you. But i dont think i did this last year.



    I want to know can i print those documents from the computer place and sign them and fill them out, then take a picture of it with say my iphone, then scan it that way so i could send that to my email and then ultimately to the person i want to send to.
    If the final recipient of the document is willing to accept a picture of the document instead of a scanned copy of it, I see no reason why not. That will have to be determined by all parties involved on your end. Ask the final recipient if it is acceptable, and go from there.
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       #12

    They need it in like a scanned format like when you use a printer to scan it.
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    paulyjustin said:
    They need it in like a scanned format like when you use a printer to scan it.
    I was going by what you posted....

    "then take a picture of it with say my iphone, then scan it that way".

    How about the place you go to that will scan it..... have them email it to you. Your real one or a dummy fake you make up for one-time use. If they can scan it and put it on a thumb drive, they already have the image on their computer as soon as they scan it. Have the guy use the SAME computer to send you an email and the scanned document as an attachment.
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    Well can i scan the document myself without a printer such as using an app on my iphone? I prefer this way since all the sensitive document is on my iphone and my computer etc. I see i have app on camscanner on my iphone with an old doc i used a while back but im not 100% sure if i did this a long time ago or not with it.



    Well i think a while back i had them scan it and then they put it in my usb drive. Then i went back to the computer i was using other there, then uploaded that file to my dummy gmail account. Then when i got back home, i logged into dummy account, then sent to my real gmail account. Then i sent it to other person.



    I think when that person scanned it on their computer... they immediately deleted that image off of the computer when they did this. I think i saw them do this a while back. Well the computer they use to scan something etc is like in the front desk... i assume based on your post, you know this part right? Im a bit confused when you say have him use same computer to send you email and the scanned doc as attachment. Because isn't them putting it in my usb stick and then me walking back to the computer i was already using and then doing it myself accomplish the same thing?
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    You stated multiple times you are afraid to have them put it on a USB thumb for fear of viruses. I don't know anything about the setup of who you are using or where their computer is or what they did or can do. I also do not know anything about iPhone scanner apps or what they can or cannot do.

    From your post above:

    Well i think a while back i had them scan it and then they put it in my usb drive. Then i went back to the computer i was using other there, then uploaded that file to my dummy gmail account. Then when i got back home, i logged into dummy account, then sent to my real gmail account. Then i sent it to other person.

    If you did that before, why not do it again and get it over with?

    What is stopping you?
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    I'll check sometime tomorrow to see if you've made any progress.
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    The USB drive that i bring there, its a usb drive that i formatted and its a usb that i would not mind using it in a public computer. But i would never connect it to my main computer after its been connected to a public computer. I do have a 2nd laptop though that i use for web browsing and personal use which i would not mind plugging that usb drive into... because its a chromebook.


    So if i were to format that usb drive, i would be connecting it to chromebook and doing it. I would not be concerned of virus/malware because i connect it to chromebook... if there are issues with it to my chromebook, i know i can factory restore and it would be like new.


    Does that make sense?


    You say if i did that before the usb stick before, why not do it again and whats stopping me?


    Well like you said earlier... they would have a copy of it on their computer that does the scanning? I think they do delete it right afterwards when they scan it. But say they delete it, its in recycle bin and then don't delete it there etc.. Thus the point is i wouldnt want my documents on another computer which is the whole purpose of this.


    So i want to know, is it possible to take picture and scan with my iphone after i print these documented from the computer place.


    Like any apps i can do this with on the iphone. Like camscanner or anything like that.
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    paulyjustin said:
    The USB drive that i bring there, its a usb drive that i formatted and its a usb that i would not mind using it in a public computer. But i would never connect it to my main computer after its been connected to a public computer. I do have a 2nd laptop though that i use for web browsing and personal use which i would not mind plugging that usb drive into... because its a chromebook.


    So if i were to format that usb drive, i would be connecting it to chromebook and doing it. I would not be concerned of virus/malware because i connect it to chromebook... if there are issues with it to my chromebook, i know i can factory restore and it would be like new.


    Does that make sense?


    You say if i did that before the usb stick before, why not do it again and whats stopping me?


    Well like you said earlier... they would have a copy of it on their computer that does the scanning? I think they do delete it right afterwards when they scan it. But say they delete it, its in recycle bin and then don't delete it there etc.. Thus the point is i wouldnt want my documents on another computer which is the whole purpose of this.


    So i want to know, is it possible to take picture and scan with my iphone after i print these documented from the computer place.


    Like any apps i can do this with on the iphone. Like camscanner or anything like that.
    Let's clear up a couple of points.

    1) I mentioned they would have a copy on their computer because they would, however temporarily, it would be there. That would be the copy they could email to you. But you have rejected that option, so let's forget all that.

    2) I mentioned before I know nothing about iPhone scanner apps, their function, or what they produce or in what form. My best guess (...and ONLY a guess) is it's a picture, because I have never seen any smart phone, iPhone or otherwise, with a real scanner-type attachment. It may exist, I've never seen or heard of one. I know you can "scan" checks to deposit them in your bank, but that's simply having the OCR read and interpreted by the Bank App. Not a real, true scanned document.

    3) If you are comfortable with the USB method using your Chromebook, then do that.

    I don't have any more suggestions. Security is important, very important in today's world, but to get done what you need, you have to do something. It's impossible to go thru life avoiding 100% of all risk everywhere all the time.

    Best of luck.
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    Hey. Yea if they have copy of it on their computer even if they delete it, i dont really want to do this.


    Yea with the usb thing, i have no issue with doing that. Thus its like a dummy usb so to speak since i will factory reset it on my chromebook, thus not touching it on my regular laptop. But even if i do this, they would be using their computer to scan it which is not what i want.


    So i want to know if anyone knows of any good iphone scanner apps they can recommend for this.
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  10. bro67's Avatar
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    Sign the document in Acrobat and then place in a cloud drive with the file shared with whomever is handling that stuff. If you have a preparer, they are a Proxy for you and can take responsibility for those documents after you review. Adobe offers secured cloud storage for free.
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