Being able to send money from Skrill to Mpesa (mobile money wallet) is awesome, considering the speed, convenience and fair exchange rates. But what happens when you log into your account and try to send money to Mpesa and you keep getting errors.
Well, the errors are mostly due use of unverified Skrill accounts. Freelancers keep asking what’s the best option out there to verify skrill accounts. There are various methods available to verify skrill accounts but in this blog post I will focus on how you can Verify your Skrill Account using an Mpesa Statement and ID Card (identity card).
My main reason for choosing to verify skrill using an mpesa statement and my ID card was due to the fact that I have not used a bank account in over a year and skrill required an updated statement of some sort to confirm my identity.
What option did I have? Mpesa. Mpesa is a revolutionary mobile banking system and the Future of Banking.
Here is how I verified my Skrill account using my Mpesa Statement and ID card (A scan or photo of both the front and Back sides)
Step1 : Visit an Mpesa Customer Care and request for your Mpesa statement
Ensure that you request a statement that is 3 months old, this is per the Skrill requirements. Any customer care will want to print the statement for you at a fee but the best option is to let them know that they can send it to your email address as a PDF file. This will do away with the issue of re-scanning the printed statement and also save you some money.
Step 2: Scan or Take a clear photo of your ID card
A clear scan or photo of the front and back of your ID card. This is very important as it will help Skrill verify that you are indeed who you say you are. You can use your Identity card, Drivers License or a Valid Passport
Step 3: Verify your Account
This is the step to upload your Mpesa statement and your ID card Scans.
To send a query to request account verification from skrill use this link. https://help.skrill.com/en/speaktoskrill/
Once the Skrill help page loads fill out the form with your Name and email address and then fill out your query and in this occasion it is account verification. See image on how to fill out the skrill verification form
Ensure that you upload your Mpesa Statement and ID card on the Upload Documents tab and once you are done, click on the send message button.
Step 4: Wait for Skrill to verify.
This is the final step to verifying your skrill account and all you have is wait for skrill to verify your information.
In a situation that it takes more than 2 business days before skrill gets back to you on your verification status, give them a call on +44 203 308 2520 Mon – Sun 09:00 – 18:00 GMT.
The importance of verifying online payment accounts cannot be emphasized enough. Verifying your skrill account will increase your transaction limits and also keep your Skrill to Mpesa transactions error free.
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