Not sure whether to laugh or cry after reading about liquidlettuce’s odyssey in combination with the scanning posts but guess it’s cry, seeing that when you finally arrived back on the shores of Ithaca, your business lays in ruins. Very sorry to hear that. I hope it will recover soon enough for you to not have to or want to give up about it.
PP - I suppose the issue with that is that PP doesn’t verify up to a certain amount of money coming in/year, so having a PP doesn’t necessarily mean it’s verified and doesn’t prove anything. How they verify seems to differ if you had to send ID online. Here, they do it via snail mail, at least they did when I had to verify my account. That’s done for several things here, you go to the post office with the documents they send to your snail mail address and your ID, and the post office staff will “verify you”.
However, my sympathies are with everyone who undeservedly gets caught in this obviously very faulty ID thing, I hope they quickly find a way to fix the situation for people who finally manage to get verified but lose their business because of the whole affair, and not leave it with we’re very sorry but it’s all automated and we can’t do anything about it. Those AIs and algorithms were programmed by people, after all, weren’t they, or are they programmed by fellow AIs and algorithms already…
Definitely even more apprehensive now about the whole thing than I was already because I don’t want my ID laying around online for the grabs under unknown circumstances, especially if not really needed - many of us do have verified PP accounts attached to our Fiverr account, after all.