Next week, Associated Content is introducing a verification system designed to combat fraud and protect the integrity of our library and our community. It will help ensure that your work is surrounded by original content from verified Content Producers and that fraudulent submissions don't slow down your review time.
The verification process is simple - all you need is a phone number. Here's how it will work:
Soon, you will begin seeing messages around the site that encourage you to verify your account. You'll enter your phone number, and moments later you'll receive a four-digit code via phone call or text message (your choice). Enter this code into the site, and your account will be verified. We'll also offer alternative methods of verifying your account - please contact email@example.com for details. Once your account has been verified, you will never be asked to repeat the process.
If you've already filed an IRS W-9 form with AC, you will not need to verify your account.
Other important notes:
1. Your personal information is safe with us. AC will never share your phone number with a third party for any purpose other than verification.
2. You will not be able to receive further payments from AC until your account has been verified. After 90 days, all payments to unverified accounts will be forfeited.
3. You can only verify one account per phone number. If you share a household and phone number with another CP, you may contact us for additional verification options.