have decided that I can't buy any more apps ever, unless I send them copies of bank accounts and passports due to EU law making it a requirment for payment providers to verify the identity of users. (They said "federal" but I thought I'd let that pass). This is utterly crazy, I don 't need Google to be a bank. I've always used my real name and address when signing up for Google products, and I've only ever make a handful of transactions rarely above €10, most are 1 euro apps. I've been on the phone to them to tell them how unhappy I am and escalated up to management but to no avail.
Google have to stop pretending to be a bank and just let us buy stuff. I've been a fan and advocate of Google products since day one. It's such a shame that it has to end this way. I'll be due a new phone soon and do you know what kind of phone I'll be getting? Not an Android. And so much for my plan to replace Dropbox with Google Drive...looks like that won't be happening either.
Warning to all other Android users...according to Wallet support, you'll probably be asked to supply these sensitive documents so you too can continue buying apps from the Play Store.