I have been buying PSN cards from Gameflip now for over 6 months and now all of a sudden I’m being told I need to verify my identity and payments. I tried to go through the process to verify a credit card. It specifically asked for a photo of the front and back of my credit card with the all but the last 4 numbers blocked. It did not ask for anything else. So I submitted the photos of the front and back of my card and waited almost a full day only to receive a rejection notification because I did not also include a “selfie” with the credit card. No where in the instructions did it request that or else I would not have bothered.
There is ZERO reason why you would need a photo of me for an online transaction. Asking for me to submit a picture of my government issued photo ID for identity verification is an extremely shady business practice, because I don’t care how great you think your encryption is, this is how identity theft occurs.
So my question is, should I choose not to submit this information to my profile, will I still be able to make purchases with Gameflip? Right now I have two purchases “Under Review”. One was made using my credit card that has now been “Under Review” for over 24 hours. The other purchase I used my Paypal account hoping that wouldn’t be an issue, but it’s been “Under Review” for almost 12 hours now as well.
Is this a case where I just need to look elsewhere for buying PSN cards?