I'm still not sure what to make of this. If I understand correctly verification is necessary only to withdraw money and to deposit more than $50,000. I doubt these 8000 people want to really deposit more than 50,000. Maybe these are mainly people who want to be able to withdraw fiat?
It's required for Aussies to make domestic transfers, the only other option without verification is bank transfer which shows the following when selected, I'm not sure if domestic transfer is better with fees etc but I would hope so - it seems you need ID either way.
Note: Please be sure to instruct your transfer to be sent in a specific currency that you wish for to ensure that they are not converted by the intermediate bank or receiving bank in the process in order to avoid any exchange rate losses. For example, if you wish to receive USD in your Mt.Gox wallet, please instruct the bank for the funds to be sent only in USD and ask the bank to add a message, "Do not Convert" to avoid the intermediate bank from converting the funds as well.
You can do bank transfers in any currency that we currently support in our currency markets to our bank in Japan. Any fee charged by your bank or an intermediate bank will be deducted. Our bank charges a 1,000 Yen receiving fee.
If you plan to invest more than 50000 USD or equivalent on the long term in bitcoins, we need to know about you. In this case please use our verification system to get your account verified first.
Please also be advised that all deposits are subject to an ID check by our AML team and this process would take up to 1 business day. First-timer depositors are requested to upload their copy of the official ID to facilitate this process (you will not have to be fully verified at this point if your deposit is lower than 50,000 USD)
Submission of forged documents will result in declaration to the appropriate authorities.
Not following the instructions written below can result in your funds being lost, or handed over to the local authorities while pending investigation.
Also note that International deposits lower than 50 USD (or equivalent) typically result in only a small amount of funds being deposited into the receiving account or may be rejected because the amount of fees went over the amount of sent funds. This is due to intermediaries and banking fees.
If you plan to do a EUR transfer from Europe, we strongly encourage you to send money via the Euro Bank Transfer deposit option. It is a much cheaper way to deposit, however it is only available to accounts that have a "verified" or "trusted" status.
Benificiary Name (Recipient): MtGox Co Ltd, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan (IMPORTANT: if the beneficiary account name is not entered, our bank cannot assign the funds to our account)
Branch Number-Account Number: 210-1457705
Name Of Bank: Mizuho Bank Ltd.
Branch Name (if required): Shibuya
Bank address: 1-5, Uchisaiwaicho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku 100-0011 Tokyo, Japan
Recipient Address: Round Cross Shibuya 5F, 11-6 Shibuya 2-Chome, Shibuya-ku
Message: M53306475X (IMPORTANT: this message identifies you and will allow us to credit YOUR account)
NOTE: International wire transfers usually take 2-5 business days to reach us. All deposits are subject to AML check due to more stringent AML requirements and this process may take up to 24 hours after the funds have reached us.