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Is it required to upload a scan of your drivers license or ID

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Larry A Member Since: Aug 3, 2017
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Just recently decided to give upwork a shot. I was going throught the signup and profile process, clicked "next" and landed on a page asking me to send a scan of my drivers license. I really don’t want to do that. Is it required? Is there any way around it?

 

I saw that someone mentioned verification by phone. I’d much rather do that than put a copy of my drivers license in the hands of people I don’t know. Or send it to anyone, anywhere, via email or upload. If phone verification is an option, how do I go about it?

 

Thanks,

Larry A

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

 

Some jobs have a location requirement and in order to view and be able to apply for those jobs, you'll need to confirm your location by submitting your ID. Rest assured that your private information is stored safely. Check out this post for more information.

~ Valeria
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Tiffany G Member Since: Mar 22, 2018
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Hi, Larry,

 

I was just wondering the same thing.  Did you ever receive a response to this question?  I do not feel comfortable uploading my identification.  I believe there are other ways to verify my identity.  Let me know what you found out.

 

Thank you,

Tiffany

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Larry A Member Since: Aug 3, 2017
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Hi Tiffany,

 

Nope. Never received an answer to that question. And I still haven’t given them a copy of my license. 

 

Thanks!

Larry

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Larry A wrote:

1.) Nope. Never received an answer to that question.

2.) And I still haven’t given them a copy of my license. 



1.) Yes, you did.

2.) How has that been working out for you in terms of contracts won and money earned?

 

 

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Larry A Member Since: Aug 3, 2017
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Seriously, almighty "Guru". Yoda quotes? How approproiatley geeky. 

 

Anyway, asked but not really answered… 

 Is there any way around it?

Not answered. 

 

I saw that someone mentioned verification by phone.

Not addressed. Maybe that used to be the xase, but now isn’t? Anway, question avoided, not really answered.

 

And secure? Yeah, like you guys are hack-proof. So was Target, Home Depot, countless banks and so many others. No thanks. I’ll find work elsewhere. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Larry A wrote: No thanks. I’ll find work elsewhere. 

 OK. Problem solved, then.

 

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Karen T Member Since: Jun 11, 2019
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Y'all are doing a terrible job at cutomer service and etyhos.  Give em hell Larry!

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Robert C Member Since: Aug 5, 2019
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Larry A wrote: No thanks. I’ll find work elsewhere. 

 OK. Problem solved, then.



aaaaannd question avoided again.

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Harmony P Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
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I’m surprised by the rudeness of the customer service representative.
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