When I tried to move 5 BTC out of mtgox (to glbse) mtgox says me:
"Your account is currently pending review, please visit https://mtgox.com/forms/verification
and on that page there is only one option - to reveal physical identity (no way to go without this).
I expect that for sums below 100 BTC one can withdraw "anonymously".
Earlier I asked them to increase withdrawal limit, but after they requested my ID,
I decide not to give ID to mtgox -> japanese government -> american government.
This is why I decline their offer of yubikey delivery (delivery requires physical address).
And they already did "password recovery" after their hack.
I had a strong password which was used only on their site exclusively.
The hack was their fault, not mine. But they forced me to give some my details that time.
(By mail request of 2011 June 24)
They seems to be very intrusive in attempts to get personal details (under the name of "my protection")...
Identification is not a problem for me, but it destroys one of major bitcoin ideas.
The problem of course, that i have much more money in mtgox account.
UPD: they replied to this topic (in support.mtgox.com site):
Thank you for contacting us. In response to increased incidence of phishing and hacking attempts made against Mt.Gox and its users, stricter security precautions have been implemented to protect our users and their funds. Should suspicious activity be detected in relation to an Mt.Gox account, the ability to withdraw funds will be temporarily suspended until it can be confirmed that the owner of the account is in fact still in control. Please login onto the Mt.Gox page and visit https://www.mtgox.com/forms/verification
to start the identification process.
Oct-23 2011 11:53
They have absolutely no reasons to suspect my in "suspicious activity".
I bought my bitcoins in february in small amounts on another exchange (I have it in wallet history).
I move my funds to mtgox site after changing password after hacking
My new password is strong an used ony on their site.
Funds was moved to this address:http://blockexplorer.com/address/145bLBbsT97TibMR8N6H1Y7noYm26rhJDQ
By this two transactions:http://blockexplorer.com/tx/cfe67cb91fa872da251f542ce29d445789773e79663e40c217a861ab1aab7e74#o1http://blockexplorer.com/tx/674c9b7f2e7a8f7a35bde8a5c408a5ba8e5009d4ad7644f148dcdeaf1dc3f08c#o0
I have very long history of posts in the forum.
I tested withdrawal earlier with a sum of 10 BTC, but shocked that I can't withdraw now.
The sums they locked:
I can't provide identity of myself other then
static IP addresses (which they already have confirmed in June, before money was moved in October)
and wallet private keys...Earlier
I don't enjoy just blocking random people's accounts. I wouldn't do it unless there really was no other option.
I want to hear reason.
My proposition: I still own wallets and addresses, which I used to transfer funds in.
I can use the old address to receive BTC, which i use to send BTC to mtgox.
UPD2: After I submit my documents, both my requests was closed with comments:
We apologize, but we can only verify users after valid documents are submitted.
We will be closing this ticket now, but feel free to contact us if you need assistance with applying for a verified status.
Oct-23 2011 21:24
This ticket was closed and merged into ticket #13973 "Please remove "reviewing" status...".
Comment during merge: Hello,
Oct-23 2011 21:44 (Merge into ticket #13973)
Now I am waiting for 5 business days for document checking, as written in the site.
I gave him international passport, which have translations to english (within the document itself).
and domestic bill (as they requested).
Of course the bill was in domestic language.
I received (2011-Oct-24) an email:
We regret to inform you that the identification documentation you have submitted has been reviewed, and your request has been temporarily denied.
Submitted documentation must be in English or Latin script, and legible. Where documents are not in Latin script, they must be translated and a notarised copy provided.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it would be greatly appreciated if you resubmit the requested clarification(s) above.
Otherwise, if you would like to make further enquiries in relation to this, please do not hesitate to contact Mt.Gox Support.
I upload notarized translations (that cost me ~30 BTC equivalent as a reward to the translator and notarius) and reopen ticket.
Ticket was closed with comment:
Unfortunately, we are not the AML team. Please contact email@example.com
if you have questions about getting your account reviewed.
Oct-26 2011 10:44
I wrote a letter to that email address.
Start waiting for five days.