ID.me may use your personal phone and phone number to verify that you are you—and not a fraudster pretending to be you. This article offers tips to keep in mind when selecting and submitting a phone number.
Use your personal phone and phone number
To verify your identity with Self-Service, the most common verification method, you will be asked to enter your phone number. After entering your phone number, ID.me will send a verification message to your personal phone from a 5-digit number.
Shared phone plans
You can still verify using your phone number, even if your phone number is part of a shared phone plan, like a family plan. Make sure to use your phone number and that the number is only used by you. If you use a shared device or don’t have a phone, you may be able to verify on a video call. To learn more, visit Verifying your identity on a video call.
Do not use voice-over-IP numbers
For security reasons, we cannot use voice-over IP phone numbers. If you are using a prepaid phone, it must be registered with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint.
Open the verification link
If you received a link via text message, it must be opened on the phone it was sent to.