Forum Solo ads IMPORTANT: ID check and KYC for sellers

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As most of you probably know from our https://udimi.com/filter, on average we ban 12 scams per day. At the moment of writing (20 April 2019), we have 20 340 banned users. All these people tried to steal from honest people.

At Udimi we take our user’s safety seriously. In an effort to create further security we are implementing an ID check system, to be performed on sellers before they receive their first payment.

To make this change easy for everybody, there will be three phases:
1. Verification of sellers joined after 1 April 2019
2. Verification of sellers joined in 2019
3. Verification of all other sellers

The verification will be performed by an outsource company and it will cost each seller 3 EUR.

* All current sellers with 10+ sales will get free verification;
* All sellers with verified ID will get special badge on the profile;
* Additional “Only verified IDs” filter will be added to search engine;
* Verified sellers won’t be able to use a pen name

I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts and suggestions before we start the process.


Best, Uncle Dimitry.

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Uncle Dimitry
Uncle Dimitry on 11 May 2019 at 11:03

Yes, we surely will use ID function for suspicious buyers. I think we will be ready to start our first verifications next week.

Hi mate i tried to get verified with the app, and its not accepting the back of my drivers license. Im here in Aus is there any advise you can share to get it going? thanks

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Just did the ID thingy and it was really smooth. Had to find my passport but the app was really well made

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Dylan Voorhagen
Dylan Voorhagen on 16 May 2019 at 20:40

Just got my verification done! Looking awesome :) Would be nice if its also shown on the forum, or maybe the checkmark small inside a profile pic? Like bottom right?

Congratulations, you are the first!

The work is in progress. Verified marks will be visible almost everywhere.

Best, Uncle Dimitry.

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Very Smart Move. Udimi's Reputation depends on eliminating the scammers.

Daniel Baxter

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Just got my verification done! Looking awesome :)

Would be nice if its also shown on the forum, or maybe the checkmark small inside a profile pic? Like bottom right?

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Sorry if this is off topic but I think the new profile layouts don't look very good at all. Now there are giant thumbs down icons on everyone profiles, that can't be good for sales. Also everyone personal bio that makes their profile unique is at the very bottom where you can't see it. Everyone profile just looks the same now. And there are random stats everywhere that I can't imagine a normal buyer could make much sense of.

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Uncle Dimitry
Uncle Dimitry on 11 May 2019 at 11:03

Yes, we surely will use ID function for suspicious buyers. I think we will be ready to start our first verifications next week.

I would encourage this. I know there are sellers that have buyer pen name so they can buy orders from new sellers and then complain to get them dropped. I’ve coached a few people that had this happen. They do everything right and then has to face a Buyer that is only their to cause trouble. Good news is 99.99% of buyers are wonderful :) thanks a million times for those :)

Bill

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Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott on 9 May 2019 at 06:57

I agree with you Mark, it's the buyers that need verifying as there are some that bribe sellers in to making refunds. Having said that there are many very good buyers and sellers. I would like to see a no refund policy also.

We can't have "no refund" policy, because this won't do any good to Udimi in general.

In addition, any customer can call the bank and initiate a chargeback in 5 minutes. Disputes like that are very time consuming and in most cases not even worth the time spent.

But be sure to report all scammy buyers to our support and they will take care of them.

Best, Uncle Dimitry.

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626 posts / 570 likes

Yes, we surely will use ID function for suspicious buyers.

I think we will be ready to start our first verifications next week.

Best, Uncle Dimitry.

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Kujtim Guga
Kujtim Guga on 9 May 2019 at 14:05

Not only that but there are some fake buyers,made by some sellers to manipulate the stats..

yes i heard of that before actually ... This will be interesting ... and i think sellers should be allowed to use a username or business name instead of personal name, i mean verifying and using business names are 2 different things ... jusrt my 2 cents :)

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When will this come? :)

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Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott on 9 May 2019 at 06:57

I agree with you Mark, it's the buyers that need verifying as there are some that bribe sellers in to making refunds. Having said that there are many very good buyers and sellers. I would like to see a no refund policy also.

Not only that but there are some fake buyers,made by some sellers to manipulate the stats..

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Excellent idea! Safer environment for buyers and sellers!

Alex

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I agree with you Mark, it's the buyers that need verifying as there are some that bribe sellers in to making refunds. Having said that there are many very good buyers and sellers. I would like to see a no refund policy also.

Bill Abbott

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Thank you for creating a safe environment for buyers and sellers alike!