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I have a paypal account, and was recently asked to verify my account and confirm my identity. I was told that it was a requirement by the Australian government, designed to stop money laundering.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Can you tell me if this is true? I live in victoria

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I have given them some details.

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Is it true or a hoax?

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It is done to confirm you are who your are.

They comply with the Australian Financial regulations meaning they need the 100 points. If you cannot be verified then they assume you are not who you say you are and there are restriction on the account.

It is to confirm you identity and avoid worldwide money laundering.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is it random or is every paypal account holder required to do this?

They do it for everyone

If you do not provide the details then they can lock the account and not allow you to withdraw money.

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