ID Verification for Freelancers


    Our goal is to provide a safe and fair marketplace for every user. To help us achieve this goal, we routinely reach out and request that a user complete our ID Verification process.

    You can choose to submit your ID Verification voluntarily at anytime.

    If you’ve been requested to submit your information, we may hold any
    and all transactions until we can verify your identify.

    What We’re asking for

    If you are unable or don’t feel comfortable submitting this information, contact us and we can work with you to see if there is a suitable alternative.

    Restrictions

    Until the ID Verification process has be successfully completed, you will not be able to add or remove funds from guru.com.

    Failure to verify your identity can result in a hold being placed on any funds linked to your account and/or account termination.

    The ID Verification process takes place in two parts

    • Submit the required information (that’s your part).
    • Guru will review your uploaded items to verify your identity (that’s our part).

    For us to successfully verify your ID, the information provided must match your Proof of Address and your Government ID. We ask for both understanding that your ID might not have or always reflect your current address.

    Our responsibility to protect the privacy of our user’s information is not something we take lightly. We will not post any of your information
    publicly or share it with any other company. We use industry leading encryption to safeguard the information you share with us, so that you can verify your account with confidence.

    Part 1: Submitting your Information

    If we request that you complete ID Verification you will see an alert on your Dashboard with a blue button that says, “Get Started.” If you would like to submit your information preemptively you can find your ID Verification section under “Edit my Account.”

    There are four “sections” you’ll need to complete before we can review your account.

     
    Contact Information

    This is the basic foundation for the entire verification process. You just need to add your…

    • Phone number (we’ll send you a text just verify you have access to the phone)
    • Legal name (just type it in)
    • Residential Address (again… you can just type it in)

     
    Current Photo

    It’s best to just take a “selfie” on your phone and use that. If you can’t take a picture on your phone, you can upload a photo of you that has been taken within the last 60 days.

    Requirements for your Photo:

    • Don’t crop, rotate, touch up, adjust colors, or alter the images in any way – #nofilter
    • Make sure you are the only one in the frame
    • Your eyes should be clearly visible and looking into the camera
    • Say, “cheese” (just kidding)

     
    Government ID

    You will need to take a picture of your government-issued ID to help verify who you are. We need one picture of the front of the ID and one of the back.

    Requirements for your ID image:

    • Show all four corners of your ID
    • In color
    • Do not edit the image in any way

     
    Proof of Address

    Take a picture of or upload a document that confirms the address on your account.

    Examples of documents you could use:

    • A bill (electric, water, internet, cellphone)
    • National ID Card
    • Insurance Card

    Tips for Taking Pictures

    • Place the ID down on a flat surface and take the photo from above
    • Don’t cover up any part of the ID
    • Don’t use a flash
    • Leave a little room on all sides of the image

     

    Part 2: Verified Credit Card

    There are two ways to verify your credit card on our site. You can either confirm the verification amount charged (a random amount less than $3.95 USD) or obtain the five to six-digit “Authorization Code” for the transaction from Guru.com. If your authorization code is five digits, add a “0” to the beginning.

     

    You will need to check your credit card statement or contact you card issuer to get either of these.

     

    Part 3: Review and Verify

    This is the easy part. After you’ve uploaded all the required information our ID Verification team will review what you’ve submitted and respond to you within 2 business days. Please note that we charge a small fee of $4.95 to process your ID Verification.

    If we need any more information or clarification from you, we will reach out to you directly.

    Once your account is verified we will email you and any limits on your account will be immediately removed.

    If you have any questions or need help our Support Team is available. Contact Us.