[Noisebridge-board] Complete your Square account

Ani Niow v at oneletterwonder.com
Wed Nov 3 16:15:15 PDT 2010


 Disclaimer: Square employee here



All merchant accounts (which Square is) MUST verify the identity of the
person that will be signing up to accept credit cards. There's still a
person behind the business and that's what the identity verification is run
against. This is a US regulation (thanks Patriot Act!), not just a Square
one if you wish to accept credit cards. Try signing up for another merchant
account, you'll have to do the same.


For a business account (such as Noisebridge), all the finances will be tied
to the business and not the individual, the latter is simply asked to sign
up for identity verification.


I hope this addresses some concerns. If no one else will volunteer their
SSN, I certainly will.


Cheers,



-Ani





On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:

On 11/03/2010 03:36 PM, Noisebridge Treasurer wrote:

Who wants to volunteer up their SS#?

Is there an appropriate person for this? Should it be me?


They require this from businesses? That's crazy!

I would really strongly reject disclosing your SS# to them on behalf of
Noisebridge as a business.

All the best,
Jake
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