Hey @DankKhalif. We want to keep OfferUp as trustworthy as possible, so before buying and selling certain items, we ask people to confirm they have a phone number they can be reached at. We won’t share your phone number with any buyer or seller. They’ll only know that you’ve successfully completed the process when they see your Confirmed info badge. If you have any questions about your account, you can contact our Customer Support team.
@yx Hey There is no way to manually verify unless you verify yourself. Can I ask why you don't want to? Also, I see you don't have anything listed to buy. What types of items do you generally buy here?
With all the data breaches happening, I am extremely apprehensive about my personal information. Also, the platform really doesn't have any legal need for this information either aside from "verifying" users. It really doesn't seem appropriate to collect this information and let alone force the collection of this information. It also doesn't matter to me that you *think* your data security practices are "secure" and/or "industry standard." I would genuinely appreciate any help here from you or your back-end team and would happily welcome a full account audit including all messages exchanged with your other users and have had successful transactions with. Thanks for your consideration