Account How to Verify Your Account

Discussion in 'Help Resources' started by Todd, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,468) Aug 23, 1996 California

    How does it work?
    There are two ways to verify your account. It's only necessary to verify once, and verification is good for the lifetime of your account and never expires. *

    1. Free Verification By Phone
    • Log into your BA account and go to the Verify Your Account page.
    • Enter your 10 digit mobile number; US or Canada only.
    • We send it a verification code.
    • Enter the code. Success? You're now verified. It's that simple.
    See the Disclaimers on the verify page for more info.

    2. Paid Verification
    A one-time fee for those looking for an alternate method to verify. No refunds. No transfers. No exceptions.
    • Log into your BA account and go to the Verify Your Account page.
    • Select: "Purchase: Account Verification"
    • Complete the purchase process.
    • Success? You're now verified.
    Why verify?
    Here are just some of the uses that we're exploring:
    • Access to new features, forums, and functionality.
    • Account recovery; losing access to your email.
    • Add another layer of security for accounts.
    • Beer Trading; participation for verified accounts only.
    • Help curb account abuse.
    • Volunteering at BA fests.
    • Claim your brewery on BeerAdvocate
    In the meantime, you get a cool user banner (see mine in this post) and some Beer Karma.

    FAQ ------------------

    Is my number private/secure?
    See the disclaimers below. And once verified, it's locked to your account.

    What if I make a mistake / need to update my mobile number?
    Simply go through the verification process again.

    What if I don't own a phone?
    You can pay to verify.

    What if I don't have a credit card?
    You can create a PayPal account and link your bank account to it.

    What if I don't have a bank account?
    Buy a prepaid credit card.

    What if I don't want to verify?
    You don't have to. It's optional.

    * As long as your account is in good standing, valid, and our services are operational. Other restrictions may apply.