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Authenticator App for Trade Me

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your Trade Me account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Trade Me account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the Authenticator App on your device. You can find it in your Apple device's App Store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided or click on the "Download on the App Store" button below.
  • Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the Trade Me account settings, locate the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or 2-Step Verification option.
  • Choose the option to set up 2FA and select the Authenticator App as your preferred method.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your Trade Me account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your Trade Me account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your Trade Me account. Enter this code into the designated field on the Trade Me website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your Trade Me account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your Trade Me account, you'll need to enter both your password and the temporary code generated by the Authenticator App to enhance the security of your account.

    Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

    Why you should use 2FA for Trade Me?

    Trade Me is a popular online marketplace in New Zealand that allows users to buy and sell a wide range of products and services. With so much personal and financial information being exchanged on the platform, it's important to take steps to protect your account from unauthorized access. That's where 2-factor authentication comes in.
     Enabling 2FA on your Trade Me account adds an extra layer of security to your login process. Instead of just entering your username and password, you'll also need to enter a unique code that's generated by an app like our Authenticator. This code changes every few seconds, making it virtually impossible for hackers to gain access to your account even if they have your login credentials.
     In addition to protecting your account from hackers, enabling 2FA can also help you avoid phishing scams. These scams often involve fake login pages that look just like the real thing, but are designed to steal your login credentials. With 2FA enabled, even if you accidentally enter your login information on a fake page, the hacker won't be able to access your account without the unique code generated by your Authenticator app.
     Of course, even with 2FA enabled, it's still important to take other security and privacy precautions when using Trade Me. Make sure to use a strong, unique password for your account, and never share your login information with anyone. Be wary of suspicious emails or messages that ask for your login credentials or other personal information, and always verify the authenticity of any links or attachments before clicking on them.
     By taking these steps and enabling 2-factor authentication on your Trade Me account, you can enjoy the convenience and security of online shopping without worrying about unauthorized access to your account.

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    How to recover your Trade Me accountIf you have lost access to your two-factor authentication (2FA) code generator, please get in touch with the recover support team for assistance.

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