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Forgot your password

Follow these steps to reset your password.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the “Forgot your password?” link near the bottom of the page.
  3. On the next screen, enter your email address.
  4. Click the “Continue” button.
  5. Check your email for a message from
  6. Click the “Reset your password” button in the message. This will take you back to the website.
  7. Enter your new password.

    • To help prevent identity theft, consider strengthening your password by using: 
      • Unique phrases that only you recognize 
      • Multiple words with spaces to get to 12 characters 
      • Numbers and special characters 
    • Your password must have 12 or more characters and avoid combinations such as:
      • Common phrases or repeated characters, like abc or 111
      • Parts of your email address or personal dates, like your birthday
      • The same password, or parts of it, that you use for other accounts, such as your bank account or email
  8. Click the “Change password” button.
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