After paying a seller’s invoice, he is now requesting a photocopy of the recipient’s ID - either driver’s license or passport. This doesn’t seem to be a requirement from either Paypal or my credit card bank because the money went through without a hitch. So it seems to be the seller’s own personal requirement. This is a gift item, so the ‘ship to’ address is different from the billing address. But I have the ‘ship to’ address in my Paypal profile as a gift address, so I am not sure what the seller’s issue is.
There is no way I can call up the giftee and ask her to send me a photocopy of her ID without letting the cat out of the bag that a gift is on the way. Also, I wouldn’t really expect anyone to let a copy of their ID go flying around in the internet these days.
Can the seller tack on additional ID requirements once the sale has already gone through?
I’m considering just asking the seller to refund my money and I’ll go over to Amazon where I never have this kind of problem.