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August 02, 2011, 08:05:26 PM
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After sending some money to Dwolla today, I suddenly got a phone call warning me that I had to upload a photo ID for "security", and attempting to login gives me this:

I don't know whose security this is for, but it certainly isn't doing anything for my security. At this point I can no longer do business with Dwolla.


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August 02, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
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whoa!....   Angry

i can see that being a good thing, but can some one explain how that's helpful?

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August 02, 2011, 08:10:43 PM
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After sending some money to Dwolla today, I suddenly got a phone call warning me that I had to upload a photo ID for "security", and attempting to login gives me this:

I don't know whose security this is for, but it certainly isn't doing anything for my security. At this point I can no longer do business with Dwolla.


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August 02, 2011, 08:16:59 PM
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Odd, no such issue here doing deposits and withdraws 5 minutes ago.

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August 02, 2011, 08:32:33 PM
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Looks like this is completely new. I just found this brand new "help" file. http://help.dwolla.com/customer/portal/articles/107801-what-can-i-supply-as-a-photo-id-

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August 03, 2011, 12:19:21 AM
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That totally sucks!  Angry  I'm glad I got my account a couple days ago.  I did the free $1 promo.  I've started the process to link my checking account.  Hopefully I got in under the photo-ID wire.  I'll let y'all know.

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August 03, 2011, 02:03:31 AM
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trying to go to dwolla to check my pending deposit..got 503.

ohsnap.

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August 03, 2011, 02:31:34 AM
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Sounds like CYA stuff on Dwolla's part.  It's not difficult to fake photo ID which isn't going to be physically examined.

All I can say is that this is Bitcoin. I don't believe it until I see six confirmations.
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August 03, 2011, 02:33:52 AM
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Not hard? I'm gonna go with "ridiculously fucking easy"
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August 03, 2011, 02:56:05 AM
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These dorks really do have *no* clue.

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August 03, 2011, 02:55:47 PM
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People have received debit cards and MB accounts fraudulently already due to uploaded credentials.
As said above it's too easy for a professional with good tools to edit a passport, driver's license etc.

To show someone else's face and name. The shadowing, letter type etc. can all be matched to a T.
You will never notice it even if you have checked ID's for decades.

A bit (a lot) harder physically of course. Unique materials, grooves, watermarks visible via ultraviolet light etc.

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August 03, 2011, 07:20:43 PM
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A user-scanned photo-ID.  Laughable!  User-created, I should say.  A little Photoshop to alter and/or create anything.

This is simply an inconvenience (and invasion of privacy) for the "good guys", and non-factor for the bad guys.  Sad


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August 04, 2011, 09:51:21 AM
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These dorks really do have *no* clue.
Nothing wrong with it. They are tightening up because of the recent fraud...

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August 04, 2011, 10:44:42 PM
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im also done with dwolla now
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August 05, 2011, 12:18:27 AM
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These dorks really do have *no* clue.
Nothing wrong with it. They are tightening up because of the recent fraud...

What about the fact there are forums and onion sites where you can pay ~$20 to counterfeiters for an altered
european/american ID scan or drivers license scan identical to a real one with a photo, full name, serial number etc.?

If the counterfeit was created by the actual stolen template software & not photoshop, it's literally identical with a real ID card or driver's license.

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August 05, 2011, 05:21:27 AM
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I didn't get this on a withdrawal that I did tonight.  My account has been active since early June.  I'm thinking it's only for either new accounts, deposits, or accounts that have been flagged for some reason.
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August 05, 2011, 09:00:29 PM
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I withdraw some money from MtGox to dwolla and I got a call from dwolla.
They asked me for my name and address, they didn't ask for ID.
This was strange because I was only receiving money not sending it, so there is no risk of chargebacks to them.
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August 05, 2011, 09:21:36 PM
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I withdraw some money from MtGox to dwolla and I got a call from dwolla.
They asked me for my name and address, they didn't ask for ID.
This was strange because I was only receiving money not sending it, so there is no risk of chargebacks to them.

How old is your account?
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August 05, 2011, 09:50:13 PM
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I withdraw some money from MtGox to dwolla and I got a call from dwolla.
They asked me for my name and address, they didn't ask for ID.
This was strange because I was only receiving money not sending it, so there is no risk of chargebacks to them.

How old is your account?

Almost 3 months.
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August 06, 2011, 12:11:22 AM
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Thats odd. I've had an account for about month and have made transactions with no problem, such as this one.
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August 06, 2011, 01:58:08 AM
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As a follow-up, I note that Dwolla happily accepted a birth certificate and my money is safely out of Dwolla.

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August 06, 2011, 08:19:57 AM
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I withdraw some money from MtGox to dwolla and I got a call from dwolla.
They asked me for my name and address, they didn't ask for ID.
This was strange because I was only receiving money not sending it, so there is no risk of chargebacks to them.

How old is your account?

Almost 3 months.

I guess they must be flagging accounts by some criteria, or imposing the requirement randomly.
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August 07, 2011, 05:59:42 AM
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I've had no issues, but I've had my account with them for over 6 months.

I asked several months ago why they didn't have an option to link a Facebook account to your Dwollla account, so that people could optionally provide additional ID, I never got a response.

IMHO, this is actually a good thing as long as you don't mind Bitcoin being a legit deal instead of some anonymous underground.

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August 27, 2013, 07:59:25 PM
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How much did you try to add to your account?

I just tried to add $1,000 and said the same thing. They now require a photo ID and copies of my bank records for the linked account.

Maybe it's an amount thing.
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August 29, 2013, 05:28:36 AM
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How much did you try to add to your account?

I just tried to add $1,000 and said the same thing. They now require a photo ID and copies of my bank records for the linked account.

Maybe it's an amount thing.
Necro.... Last post was 2 years ago.

I do not think it is a limit though, since my transfer of $35 required a photo ID earlier this year.

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August 29, 2013, 10:57:57 PM
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How much did you try to add to your account?

I just tried to add $1,000 and said the same thing. They now require a photo ID and copies of my bank records for the linked account.

Maybe it's an amount thing.
Necro.... Last post was 2 years ago.

I do not think it is a limit though, since my transfer of $35 required a photo ID earlier this year.
Whoa didn't see that year on there.

Well, anyway, they required my bank records and photo Id, and I gave them and now they are moving my money.

Still I don't like it. A big violation of privacy.
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September 01, 2013, 08:23:03 PM
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This is a result of FinCen "know your customer" laws. Any exchange which trades USD will be required to do this. Cryptsy is working very hard to get USD trading implemented. A lot of people will have a great time trying to extract funds from there after they are forced to mandate ID as well. Remember when this happened at MtGox? Lot of free money MtGox was "forced" to keep because the customers could not verify their ID.

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