Why does MyPocketSkill need to verify me?

MyPocketSkill may ask you to become verified before you can post, respond to listings or complete a booking. Verifying your profile is a way to help build trust in the MyPocketSkill community because we work with young people who may be of school age.

How does verification on MyPocketSkill work?

You will need to be a verified user in order to use key features of the site.  We use third party services including Yotifor verification which ensures that your information is kept secure. As part of the verification process you may be asked to provide ID and other related information.

When you are asked to provide verification, you might need to:

  • ​Take a photo of your government-issued ID (ex: passport or driver’s license).
  • Verify your mobile number and/or email address
  • Validate your payment details (to enable background checks / AML / KYC)

Completing this process is not  an endorsement of any user, a guarantee of someone’s identity, or that interacting with them will be safe. Always use your own best judgement, and follow our Community Guidelines .​

When you'll need to provide ID

MyPocketSkill may ask you to provide ID for several reasons, including once you make a booking for a face-to-face or business task for the first time.  ​

What gets shared with other users

If you’re asked to provide ID, other users will see from your profile that you have been verified.

We do not share details about the ID that you have submitted and no other personal information you provide or other details from your ID will be shared other users. ​


We take privacy seriously. The information you provide during this process is governed by our Privacy Policy and sent to us and our third-party partners using SSL—the same secure encryption that websites use to transmit credit card numbers. ​

Other ways your ID info is used

Where permitted by applicable law, we may also provide information from your government ID, such as your full name and date of birth, to our service providers to run checks against public records for criminal convictions and sex offender registrations. While we believe these checks help us deter fraud and misuse of our services, they don’t guarantee that interactions with people who book through MyPocketSkill will be safe or problem-free. 

There is no foolproof way to verify people online and while MyPocketSkill takes extra steps to ensure user safety, it cannot accept responsibility should people turn out not to be who they say they are.