Yes! Ensure your accounts are your own. It’s important to verify that your account as belonging to you. . Generally verification is done by email or text message. Google may ask you to verify your account using a separate email address. sThis is important to help keep your accounts safe. It keep you in solid and good standing.
Signing into an account through an unknown or new device may prompt a verification. This gives you that extra peace of mind and keep your accounts secure.
Verify your accounts. It will prove you own them. It’ll prove you (or your business) use them. Creating a new account automatically prompts verification through email or mobile device. If not, it is in your best interest to see how you can verify your account with additional safety measures.
ADVANTAGES OF VERIFICATION
- Avoid breaches of your accounts.
- Guard against improper use of data.
- Ensure proper recording and valuation of assets and data.
All you need to do is provide the account with your email or your phone number to verify your account. Not doing so can risk someone else accessing your account. Your data can become exposed. You may get locked out of your own account. No longer having access to your account leaves you jumping through hoops to regain access.
You can check to see if your accounts are verified or not here:
Do not get locked out of your accounts. If they are verified it will be easier to gain access again.
For a Google account: If you have a recovery email address, you will be sent a verification code to reset your password. If you don’t, provide an email address or phone number where you can receive a code. Once you receive the code, type it and click Next. You’ll then create a new password.
For an Apple ID account: Open a browser and go to iforgot.apple.com. Enter your Apple ID email in the box. Follow the onscreen prompts and answer the questions to verify that you are the owner of the account.
For an AOL account: Use the Sign-in Helper to locate your username and regain access to your account by entering your recovery mobile number or alternate email address. If you know your username but need to reset your password, make sure you create a strong password after you’re back in your account.
Account Verification VS. Two Factor Authentication
What you need to know! Account verification and two factor authentication are different. Account verification is the process of you verifying that this account is owned by you. Two factor authentication involves verifying two different factors of authentication. This is before granting access to your account and may done every time you sign in to your account. You only need to verify your account once.
If you have any questions or need help making sure your account is verified and you have all the information you need to help keep your accounts safe, contact Dominick for further assistance and guidance.