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    I would like to rent a mini cooper in Italy, picking up at the Florence airport, make a loop around Lucca, Pisa and Tuscany for about 7 days. A rep with http://powerservicenoleggi.it is offering a reasonable price. To make a reservation, however he are asking for
    PASSPORT
    DRIVING LICENSE
    BILLING ADDRESS
    CREDIT CARD (VISA, MASTERCARD. american express +4%)

    Of course we will provide this info when we get there and receive the car, however I am a bit leary about sending this information beforehand just to reserve, given how rampant identity theft is these days.

    Does anyone have any experience with this firm and/or is this up-front information requirement "normal?"

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    Their website does say that these are the documents that they request in order to reserve, given that they are specialized in luxury cars of a certain level.
    I'd send the info but not by email. Send everytjing by fax, it is safer from interceptions AND specify the amount they are authorized to charge ahead of time for the booking. They say it is usually 30-40% of total.
    The company seems legit and given they also rent Ferraris, etc. the reason they might ask for this additional stuff is to do a financial check on potential clients... I would!
    Have FUN and enjoy Tuscany!
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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    Red face Many thanks

    I appreciate your looking into this Loudres !

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