[Noisebridge-board] Complete your Square account

Ani Niow v at oneletterwonder.com
Wed Nov 3 23:15:15 UTC 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.



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,
Board mailing list
Board at lists.noisebridge.net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/board/attachments/20101103/ec41432e/attachment.html>

More information about the Board mailing list