I just switched jobs, and would like to use ChatGPT Plus at my new position. However, my phone number has already been used, both for my private account and for my previous work account, and is therefore unsuitable for verification. And as far as I understand from the OpenAI support team, it’s not technically possible for them to make exceptions to this.
I have found a somewhat shady website selling pre-verified free ChatGPT accounts, so I’m considering purchasing one of them using my personal credit card, change the e-mail to my work address and then purchase ChatGPT Plus on the new account using my company card.
However, both our billing and security departments are afraid that the original owner might be able to reclaim the account somehow, and thus access the chat history (which might contain fairly sensitive information after some use) and maybe even the credit card details.
Does anyone know if this is a safe solution, and whether I can rest assured that the original owner will never be able to re-gain access to the account?
Or even better, if there’s a (semi-)official way to purchase an actual ChatGPT account without the phone number requirement? Price is not an issue as long as I can use the company card, which would be fine on a website verifiably related to OpenAI.
Thanks in advance!