I've just had the following message apparently from PPL after a seller said I needed to verify my account as a buyer.
I can see no reason why PPH would need to take and hold such sensitive information. In fact Gmail is flagging the email as 'Be careful with this message'. Anyone else have experience with this and is there a work around. I'm not happy providing this information online.
Thank you for your message.
In order to get your account verified, you need to provide us the below documents. We request that you provide us with clearly legible scanned colour copies (scan, photo or screenshot) of one document from each of the categories listed below:
Personal Identification: • A copy of a Government issued ID with all information clearly visible (Passport, Driver’s License or National ID Card)
Address Verification: • A copy of a recent utility bill or Bank Statement showing your name and address (less than 3 months old)
Source of Payment Verification: a. In case you have used a Credit or Debit Card on your PPH account (one of the following): • A copy of the front and back used on your PPH account. For Security Compliance we recommend that you blank out the central 8 digits of the card number digits, and the last three digits at the number on the back (CVC/CVV number) • Credit or Debit Card Bank Statement for the card used on your PPH account including a Peopleperhour transaction (less than 3 months old). For Security Compliance you must blank out the central 8 digits of the card number digits b. In case you have used a PayPal account on your PPH account: • PayPal Account statement showing your PayPal registered name, email address and verification status along with any relevant transactions c. In case you have used a Skrill account on your PPH account • Skrill Account statement showing your Skrill registered name and email address along with any relevant transactions
I can imagine that you may feel concern in supplying this documentation but would like to advise that we are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and we are legally obliged to protect any personal information that we hold under the Data Protection Act.
I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We hope you understand that we have the best interests of our customers and KYC compliance regulations in mind when performing these checks.
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