In the past, we’ve discussed the issues associated with the Dark Web. Fraud is rampant in the freelance community, and in our quest to protect authors, we are taking extra precautions.
Moving forward, we will require every new author to send in a picture of their ID accompanied with a “selfie”-style picture of themselves holding their ID. This verification process extends to existing authors who request changes to important account information such as their PayPal email address or the email address associated with their Textbroker account. By requesting the selfie-style image with the ID, we can more accurately confirm that the person requesting the change is actually the account holder.
What happens when someone signs up with stolen information?
When a person signs up for Textbroker with stolen information, it affects authors and Textbroker alike. When the fraudulent author begins earning, the person whose information was stolen is liable for the taxes owed on earnings gained under false pretenses. Additionally, time spent verifying and rating fraudulent authors is time lost that could have been spent on legitimate authors.
Textbroker is committed to keeping authors informed about any new procedural changes. If you have any questions regarding the updated selfie-ID verification process, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your hard work in continuing to make Textbroker one of the best places to work on the internet.
Your Author Services Team