Social Security is constantly improving the way we protect what’s important to you. Now, we use a second method to check the identification of my Social Security account holders when they register or sign in. You can choose either your cell phone or your email address as your second identification method. Using two ways to identify you when you log on will help better protect your account from unauthorized use and potential identity fraud. Since an email address is already required to use my Social Security, everyone can continue to benefit from the features my Social Security provides. If you plan to select email as your second method, you can ensure that the one-time security code email does not go into your spam or junk folder by adding NO-REPLY@ssa.gov to your contact list.

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Social Security is constantly improving the way we protect what’s important to you. Now, we use a second method to check the identification of my Social Security account holders when they register or sign in. You can choose either your cell phone or your email address as your second identification method. Using two ways to identify you when you log on will help better protect your account from unauthorized use and potential identity fraud. Since an email address is already required to use my Social Security, everyone can continue to benefit from the features my Social Security provides. If you plan to select email as your second method, you can ensure that the one-time security code email does not go into your spam or junk folder by adding NO-REPLY@ssa.gov to your contact list.

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