Originally Posted by tomh7795
I was just asking to see if anyone has had this problem. That's what they said i need get in my e-mail (passport, drivers license etc).
"1) Photo ID:
One of the following: valid driver's license, passport, or other government-issued ID that clearly shows your birth date and the date of issue or expiry.
2) Proof of Address:
One of the following: bank or credit card statement, utility bill, cell phone bill, home or auto insurance papers."
Many of us have been requested by sites to provide proof of identity, and had cash transactions suspended during the review. It's painless, not particularly complicated, and fairly quick in my experience - I think it took less than 24 hours in my case once they received the scanned documents (PS for me, but I'm sure FT isn't much different). No big deal if you've done nothing wrong.
Frankly, I'm delighted that the major sites do this, it helps me feel better about their security generally. Doesn't hurt that (in PS's case) the support personnel are excellent, prompt, and polite.