Hmmm, apparently e-gold is now asking US members for their social security number and foreign users for their “Personal Tax ID Number.” You can’t do anything with your account until you provide e-gold with this information. See the screenshot below (click on the thumbnail to enlarge):
Kudos to okosh who’s forum thread over here made me aware of this issue. *Sigh* I guess I’m gonna have to fork over my Tax ID to e-gold (and probably idirectly to IRS or god knows what other US government authorities.) Apparently teh fact that I sent them my drivers license is not enough proof of identity to them. Although my hunch is that they aren’t collecting this info as proof of identity but more of less a way for e-gold to report your gold assets to tax collecting authorities. Hold on a second while I take off my conspiracy theory hat. Ok, done.
Have a great weekend everyone!