@Success M wrote:
My account was suspended as a result of some ill-conceived replies to a question I raised here recently.
Now, Upwork wants me to verify my ID. However, the two national IDs I have have no expiry dates as they're permanent; and it's a mandatory requirement.
Please how do I solve this?
I am sorry if I sounded sarcastic in my post yesterday, Mr. ---wait, is Sucess really your first name?
As for identification cards, I do not understand why expiration dates would hinder you from scanning your documents.
Please try submitting the identification documents you have and the team will determine whether or not they will require you to submit other documents to verify your account.
If you have an ID card issued by your government with no expiry date it is still valid. A lot of countries do have this, but it might just be valid in your country, and not abroad, so that companies in other countries don't have to accept it, unless they want to.
The only ID document that is valid all over the world is your passport, and that's why you should have one even if you are not planing on travelling anywhere anytime soon.
However, most companies will accept all ID's that are valid in your country, unless thay are requiring this because of some laws or directives that they have to follow, like for instant the EU Anti Money Laundering directive. But as far as I know Upwork isn't that conserned about money laundering through Upwork, all though I'm sure a lot of people do this...
But probably less now that Skrill isn't a payment option anymore, since this is a payment method that is mostly used to two things: Money Laundering and Tax Evasion. That's probably why they removed it in the first place.
@Success M wrote:
You are not really to blame. I blame Jennifer.
Yeah, Success is my first name.
Jennifer was not to blame for your suspension. You were to blame when you put false and copied info on your profile. Several community members pointed it out. You have changed it and got your account resumed, but don't blame a fellow freelancer for something you did intentionally when building your profile.