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evilwaffle

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Phone number?
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 6:15 PM
 
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Hi, I figured I would try my hand at e-publishing, and thought I would try Amazon. But when I try to set up my account, they want my phone number. I was just wondering why?

I mean, I've looked through the boards for a reason, and from what I can see they email people if they want to inform them of something. Sorry if this has been asked before(looked but couldn't find anything).

Thanks in advance.
notjohn

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Re: Phone number?
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 3:04 AM   in response to: evilwaffle in response to: evilwaffle
 
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Amazon is paranoid about making sure that its authors are real people with traceable addresses. That, I am sure, is why it won't pay you through a third-party service like PayPal. It doesn't want to get in trouble with the IRS.
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