How to Resend a Confirmation Code

by Prudence Farrow

To prevent fraud, websites put up an extra layer of security. The sites verify users' identities or devices with a confirmation code. However, sometimes the confirmation code gets lost and it needs to be resent.

Verify that you have the original confirmation code. Wait a couple minutes to see if it arrived in your email inbox and check your spam filter as well. If the confirmation code is to activate a device, such as a mobile phone, check the device.

Return to the site issuing your confirmation code. If you log in with your account, you will usually see a prompt telling you to verify your identity. On the same page, there should be a prompt for users who have not received a confirmation code.

Click on the link provided to resend the confirmation code. Verify your email address or your phone number.


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About the Author

Prudence Farrow started writing professionally in 2006. She has written on topics from technology to personal finance for publications including MarketWatch, the "Los Angeles Times" and the "Denver Post." She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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