Personal data required for in-app payments

OfferUp partners with Stripe, a secure payment processing service, to allow you to get paid for shipping sales in the app. In order to process your payments, Stripe collects your personal data via the OfferUp app.

Examples of personal data that Stripe collects include:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Debit card or bank account information
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number

Stripe also uses your data to verify your identity, protect you from fraud, and keep track of your earnings. To learn more, see the Stripe Privacy Policy.

Providing your taxpayer information

Periodically, Stripe will ask you to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and your current address via the OfferUp app. Stripe is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect this data for tax reporting purposes. To learn more, see Form 1099-K and tax reporting


All of your in-app payments will be paused until you provide the information that Stripe requires. As soon as your information is validated, payments will be released into your deposit account. 

Submitting your data through secure notifications

OfferUp will send you a notification (by email or in the app) any time that Stripe requires your personal information or needs to validate your data. For your protection, only submit the requested information through the secure email or notification—never provide it by text or over the phone. 


For best results, update to the latest version of the OfferUp app before submitting your personal information. To learn how, see Updating the OfferUp app

Protecting your privacy

We’re serious about your privacy. For your protection, OfferUp does not collect any of the financial information that you provide to Stripe. Additionally, OfferUp does not collect or share any of your sensitive personal information. To learn more, see the OfferUp Privacy Policy.

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