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Keeping Your Account Information Secure

The security of your account is important to us because it is central to your business. We recommend the follow best practices to reinforce the security of your Amazon account:

Seller Central - Security best practices

  1. Set up Two-Step Verification for all of your Amazon accounts You can reinforce your password security in this way as you are required to enter an additional code from your phones when signing in to your account. This can greatly reduce the risk of unauthorized access if the password is compromised.
  2. Pick strong passwords that are different for each of your accounts and change your password regularly.
    • Choosing the same password for each of your online accounts is like using the same key to lock your home, car, and office – if a criminal gains access to one, all of them are compromised.
    • Use a long password made up of numbers, letters, and symbols.
    • Avoid using publicly-available information (e.g. your phone number) in your passwords.
  3. Make sure that the email address or the mobile number that you use to sign-in to your account is up-to-date. For more information on how to change your email address or password, please see Change Login Settings
  4. If your business has multiple users, then have each user set up their own account and then link your accounts. Ensure you regularly review secondary users who have access to your account and revoke access to users who no longer need access.
  5. Review your Notification Settings and ensure that you have the required setup to receive notifications of important actions being taken on your account. Beware of phishing. Amazon never asks you to verify sensitive information via email. Submit such information only when completing an order on our website, registering to sell on Amazon, or updating account information in Seller Central.

    If you are ever in doubt about the authenticity of an email, visit our site directly by typing the address into your browser bar, rather than clicking any links.

    To find out more about Amazon's efforts to combat fraudulent email, please visit our help page about identifying whether an e-mail or webpage is from Amazon

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