Your Envato Author ID Check

Hello colleagues,
today I received the following email to verify my account:
"The security and privacy of our platform is key to ensuring trust throughout our community. Therefore we now require all authors to complete an Author Identification (ID) check.

In the next 4 days you must complete an Author ID check for your Envato account, UglyduckBG.

To complete the check you will need:

Your government-issued Photo ID (your Photo ID must have the same name as your Envato account and the tax forms you have provided).
The ability to take a selfie on the computer or device you are using to complete the Author ID check."

Is this true? Or attempted account theft and personal information? Is this legal? Please write if you have received a similar email.

Hello @UglyduckBG

Author ID checks were announced last year. You can see the official statement here: Author ID Checks

If you are not sure about the authenticity of the e-mail address of the sender, you can contact Envato Authors Help and Support. They will be happy to assist.

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Thanks for the help!

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