On FriendWithA, there are two ways to verify your account in order to be able to rent equipment from others.
1. Put down a deposit
- This is for individuals who are concerned with providing ID online. We understand that can be worrying with all the hacks that have taken place on major sites. This is why FriendWithA offers you to verify your account by putting down the monetary value equal to the equipment you will be renting.
2. ID and Background check
- Submitting your ID allows FriendWithA to provide you with a rental without having to submit a full damage deposit for the value of the item. Typically we can offer a rental with either a low or no deposit. During this process FriendWithA does an ID and background check to ensure 1) you are the individual renting the equipment and 2) you have no criminal or felony history.
So who has to verify their account? All lenders are required to undergo the ID and background check. This is how we can ensure you are renting equipment from other trusted members. If you are borrowing equipment, you have the two options above to verify your account.
Both of these help verification methods ensure trust in the marketplace. Making it a safe place for all individuals to rent and share their equipment. Once you go through the verification system once, you will not need to verify your account again.