Why does wishu.io ask for my ID for verification?

Why does wishu.io ask for my ID for verification?

by Wishu
13 July 2020

We employ ID verification as one of several means to providing a safe community with verified freelancers and to prevent fake accounts.

To preserve your privacy our team does not verify ID documentation nor do we store any ID documentation in our systems. Verification is done by an EU licensed and regulated financial institution, Mangopay, that handles our escrow system Wishu. This is in line with EU anti-fraud and anti-money laundering laws. This system is in place in order to keep your data safe and to prevent fraud.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow the below steps to ID verify on Wishu. You must be a freelancer in order to ID verify.

  1. Open your profile and click “Edit profile”

    Once on the edit profile screen, you will be able to see a tab called “Verification” (Website). On iOS, scroll down the edit profile page to find the ID verification section.

  2. Choose between a passport scan or drivers license

    Once these documents are uploaded they go directly to the ID verification team who will determine whether the information you entered on your Wishu profile matches that on your ID. You will be email notified of the result within 24 hours (during working days).

  3. If the buttons are greyed out…

    Then this means that the verification process is still ongoing. If you want to get a status update, please email support@wishu.io.

  4. Once verified, you will see a badge on your profile

    An “ID verified” badge will appear on your profile.

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