Identity Verification

Whenever customers make use of certain Google Wallet features, Google Payment Corp. is required by financial regulations to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who uses this service. We'll ask for their name, address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and other information that will enable us to reasonably verify the identity of the individual.

In the event that a customer fails to provide information that we can accurately match to public records, we'll request that they provide additional information to confirm their identity. Please note that this process has no effect on credit scores or reports, and credit will not be pulled to verify a user's identity. We may also use this stored information for security purposes, for example, to ensure that someone trying to access the service is really the registered user.

To get started with identity verification from your account Settings, log in to your Google Wallet at and click the gearbox. You may also navigate to to go through the process.