Crederity has a slogan, Trust Matters. Once reading some of the things they ask for, do you trust them? Crederity is trying to make digital, verified identity cards. They make it sound quite simple up front:
How does it work?
Crederity uses its cutting edge background check and credential verification process to verify the identity of our users. Once their identity is verified, we connect their twitter account to their Crederity profile. Thus, we perform a comprehensive, verifiable identity check to support their online twitter profile.
Digging in deeper, it is free for US and users in India and anyone can be verified that can meet their verification steps. You walk through what is almost a credit type authorization process which runs against public records. You then also have a manual option to send them notarized copies of your drivers license or passport.
Now call me crazy, but sending this type of information online or via postal mail to some address in NY just isn’t in my character. Did I forget to mention that it costs money to run through this whole thing?
In fairness, I went back to their homepage and the company itself does identity verification, including for marriage and employment. So making digital identity cards is a natural progression.
I walked through part of the registration, but as soon as they ask for birthdates, license numbers and more, it sounds more like phishing. I know they say they have a few thousand using the credential icon and have been verified, and someone must be first, but it just isn’t me.