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Securing Your Account

The Securing Your Account page. The page is defaulted to Text message.

Next, you will be prompted to secure your account by selecting a primary authentication method. In addition to your account e-mail address and password, the authentication method will be used each time you log in to your account to ensure you are the account owner.

When ready, click on the Continue button.

The next several steps depend on the method selected. Let's see how the process works if you selected Text message/SMS as your primary authentication method.

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