No, not true at all. lol
There's no cost and it's called being "age verified" (AV). All you do is meet one of our reps in person (no skype, etc) and show them government issued photo ID
(no exceptions). And of course you must eighteen or older.
Check the AV Rep section to find the reps nearest to you:
Also, please do some reading. Everything you need to know is posted in the FAQ's, stickies, etc.