A few times I sent private invitations to sitters who appeared on their profiles living in a french town (I thought it could be easier for them to reach my home under Covid threat)
On phone, or in their answer to my questions, they told me the name of the town indicated on their profile was the one of their last sit ! Because they had no permanent adress, no home
I was really surprised. This means when a sitter is new on THS, (s)he can show THS an identity paper (driving licence, passport) with a town indicated on it (let’s say NYC or Paris) but once (s)he’s accepted, it can be changed on his:her profile ?
Choosing some sitter I thought local seemed a good idea. In reality the town indication is meaningless.
This is why I always ask now where does the sitter live and due to a very strange experience lately I ask a copy of id (the one given to THS I hope).
I really think nobody must have his identity hidden. As a sitter I always suggest to send prooves I am the one I pretend to be, and with my liability insurance copy owners know i have a home which is insured and me too