Every week early on during payday we review accounts that have connected a payment method in the past week. That happens on the admin dashboard (if you're not logged in as an admin you should get a bare-bones 404). The purpose here is to filter out accounts that are likely to represent thieves and terrorists.
We also review 1.0 Payout applications.
What makes an account likely to represent a thief or a terrorist? Eventually we'll need to develop algorithms to help us decide, but at our scale we are depending on humans to decide. You are that human!
Things to check:
- Social media accounts: Do they have more than one connected? Are they clearly a real person?
- Profile statement: Do they sound like someone who is the sort of person that is already using Gratipay?
- Who are they giving to and/or receiving from?
- Do the private identity and payment details they provided line up with their public persona?
See The Delpan Incident for examples of accounts that definitely represented thieves.
Make a ticket in
violations for each
payday titled “Review Gratipay NNN,” and keep track of any review
discussion and decisions there. Cross-link the violations ticket to the public