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?
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.
@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?
Seriously, almighty "Guru". Yoda quotes? How approproiatley geeky.
Anyway, asked but not really answered…
Is there any way around it?
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.