What is SingPass Identity Verification?
At Carousell, we’re continuously looking at new ways to improve the security of our marketplace. By introducing identity verification for our users, this helps us to create a trusted marketplace between buyers and sellers, and protect our users against fraudulent behaviour.
How does it work?
From June 2023 onwards, users would be required to verify their identity and phone number before they list in the Property category. As part of our continuous efforts to enhance our platform to provide a conducive marketplace experience for our users, we regularly experiment with different ways to create a safer marketplace, including but not limited to verifying the identity of some users.
Users would earn a verified blue tick beside their username on their profile when they verify their identities through Myinfo service (login via Singpass).
Is this available for all users?
This feature is available only for a selected group of users.
What personal information will be provided when I verify my identity?
We will be retrieving information from MyInfo that contains your Principal Name, Date of Birth and Registered Address.
Will this be in accordance with the revised guidelines on the collection of NRIC numbers?
We will not be storing any NRIC/FIN numbers through the identity verification process.
How will my information be used?
Will my information be shared with other Carousell users?
We will never share your personal information with other Carousell users without your consent.
Is it definitely safe to transact with a user who has verified his/her identity?
Verification of identity for a user does not provide complete assurance that transacting with the user is safe. You are advised to protect yourself by following our safety tips for transacting and using Buyer Protection when possible.
Can I withdraw my SingPass Identity Verification after performing the verification?
Users can choose to withdraw their SingPass Identity Verification by submitting a ticket to our customer support team here.