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Re: Identity Verified badge soon required for all earning freelancers

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Anduena S Member Since: Oct 8, 2019
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How can I do that, when my country is not in the list?

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Anduena S Member Since: Oct 8, 2019
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I cannot proceed with the process because it requires to choose the country and I cannot do that, how am I supposed to choose another country and continue? Isn`t that ilegal? 

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Sheryl S Member Since: Mar 9, 2017
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Two part question:

 

1. My ID is not going to match my account here on Upwork. My ID has my home address but my Upwork account is linked to my checking account which has my POBox address. How will this affect me getting verified?

 

2. My ID has my middle name. My Upwork account and my checking account does NOT have my middle name. I don't want my Upwork account to show my middle name. So by provding my ID, am I going to be forced to show my middle name here? Is this going to affect getting verified? This could be a deal breaker for me. I don't want my middle name on here.

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Sheryl,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us. One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you further.

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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I just wanted to share that I completed the Identity Verification last night. It was quick and painless. Upon completion the "badge" appeared on my Profile.

 

It did seem strange that the representative could see me, but I couldn't see him. IMO the process would be less intimidating if it would be a two-way viewing.

 

Also, IMO since life happens, more than 7 days should be allowed to complete the process; 30 seems more practical. There most definitely are life events that can cause a person to be "off the grid" longer than 7 days. 

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Pat,

 

Thank you for providing this valuable feedback, I'll be sure to share it with our team!


~ Bojan
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Andrea C Member Since: Dec 8, 2015
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So... freelancers have to prove they are by showing our ID's and skyping with someone?

What do clients have to do to prove that they aren't going to scam us or suddenly vanish or actually pay us the right amount? 

Freelancers already give a huge cut of their earnings to upwork. We need safety measures, too. 

Like, for example, will upwork ever put a system in place that weeds out flakey clients - you know, the ones that cancel the job after 50+ freelancers spent time writing personal proposals and sending their previous work? 

Or what about a rule that says clients can't demand artists/creators to send very specific "auditions" in order to be considered for the job? Like with voice overs and musical composition jobs, there are many clients that want you to send them recordings of their script or the actual music project before even being considered for the job. And what usually happens with those clients? They close the job without choosing a single cadidate and they vanish. Because they got all the goods they needed without paying a dime. 

 

It's hard enough finding work on this site with so many freelancers on here. 

I feel like the clients needs are always top priority for upwork and that causes this website to neglect the needs of its freelancers. That is all. I wish someone would actually answer emails I send support about this. 

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Andreea T Member Since: Apr 10, 2017
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Seeing that all questions about the safety and legality of this new requirement are being thwarted, can I ask how long will the account be on hold for in case we don't comply with the verification?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Andreea,

 

Freelancers who have not verified 7 days after notification will have their accounts placed on hold. Freelancers can still work on existing contracts while on hold and will continue to have the option to verify. Once they successfully verify, the hold will be released.

~ Valeria
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Honeybelle R Member Since: Aug 5, 2019
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Hi,

May I know how can I get my account verified or how to get a verification badge?

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

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