I recently made a purchase on a website that asked for my Drivers license or government ID. I gave them a Drivers license photo I covered my license number and DD number but the license number can be decoded using an online tool (with the info I gave them).
Should I be worried that my identity can be stolen? The only info I gave them was my full name, address and birthday and other info about myself on a drivers license like eye color and height. It was only a picture of the front of the ID. The back with a other information is still not known to the seller.
So should I be worried? Or is it just a company trying to protect themselves from Paypal chargebacks?
Extra Information(my reasoning why I gave them my ID) Using this as a reference(I didn't think you can steal someone's identity with just there name,address,date of birth): "The truth is, an imposter can use your Driver's License (DL#) or State ID number to impersonate you. ... The thing you need to keep in mind is that the only piece of information that is needed is your DL# or state ID#. Your name, address, DOB etc. is not needed to steal your identity."(Reference)
I made a purchase of virtual game items.
I want to mention one last piece of information. I did not show the DD of the license and I did a bit of research and apparently it helps against fraud.