I am extremely uncomfortable with the way OFFER UP is so hostile in needing my information.
This has been the FIRST shipping deal I have made. Altogether I have made less than $400 on this app.
Gave it my usual info MOST websites need in order to pay you. (which I would have been fine with. but Offer up didnt let me know directly I would need to also give up my SSN and ID to get my money.)
Suddenly asks me for my WHOLE SSN. Um, no. Too late to forfeit the deal since the item has already been shipped and it's considered done with.
A few days later of Swipe keeping my money hostage it turns out I need the money.
Well, in a desperate fashion and considering a bunch of people ship with this app, with a lump in my throat I gave the information telling me that was the last thing I needed! Were all set to go!
NOW it wants to also have my government issued ID.
I have done some research and I see why but I am just... appalled and tired and I feel like I'll need to send in some dna to Swipes headquarters after all this is over.
Its just scary with how easy identity theft is these days. I dont care how "secure" they claim to be. stuff happens.
Most people don't seem to have this issue?
Ive seen posts have the same concerns but Offer up mods here have shared a few times that this shouldn't be happening and to get in contact with support?
I don't understand why Swipe needs to go this far for some people.
So. I end with 2 questions.
1: Can I delete all my information.
and 2: can I issue back a refund to the people who bought my shipped item because I will not be proceeding with giving them all this information.
Its just too much-considering things like eBay does not need this much.
Like for god sakes, PAYPAL doesn't even need my ID and it's linked to my BANK ACCOUNT DIRECTLY.