How to Receive a Verification Code SMS from Mercari App using a Second Number
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You face many frauds daily online, no? Are you frustrated with it? To avoid spam, many platforms provide a verification code. They do so to verify if it is actually you or not. Whether you use an account for personal use or business, you must need online security. And the Mercari app helps you in this regard. It saves you from fraud by providing profile verification with a verification code.

Have you ever got that CAPTCHA verification code while opening a site? It is a famous and common type of verification code. Other popular verification codes are usually in the form of numerical value.

Are you facing trouble in receiving a verification code SMS by using a second number? Don’t worry. Mercari app can help you with this. We have made a complete guide on how to get a verification code.

Why does a platform need a verification code?

Before moving forward, you might have a question in your mind that why. Why do I need to provide a verification code? For security reasons. Actually, a website that demands a code wants to identify the real person. A verification code clears all the doubts as it verifies the real person. Also, it avoids unnecessary spammers and makes your ID secure.

What do you need to get a verification code?

There is nothing special that you must have to get a verification code. You just need a phone number on which the verification code will be sent. When a user is signing up, he receives a verification code SMS on the entered number. This text contains code that verifies your identity. If your cell phone doesn’t contain a text feature, The Mercari app has a feature in which you can get the code on call.

The secondary phone number for verification code

Most people don’t want to share their phone numbers. If you’re one of them, you can also use a second or temporary phone number. Actually, it is on the safe side to use a secondary phone number for a verification code. Why? For example, if a hacker uncovers your phone number, he can get access to all your personal information easily. What hackers used to do is, answer some security questions. In this way, he can declare to be you and get access to your phone number. But here again, a verification code can help. If he doesn’t have access to your phone calls and messages, he cannot get the verification code. And, of course, cannot get access to your ID, and his proclamation of being you will get rejected.

How can you receive a Verification code using a Secondary Phone number?

Verification code is basically a verification of your identity that gives surety about you—a surety of security. You can receive a verification code through text messages or phone calls. You can choose either of them, which is easy to access. The Internet is loaded with scammers and frauds, and you may don’t want to get into them. By adding a secondary or backup phone number, you can avoid spamming your personal number.

Ok, so the question was; how to get a verification code with a second number? Here is a step by step guide on it.

Step 1:

First of all, download the app PingMe on your phone. If you are an iPhone user, you can get it on the App Store. And Play Store if you are an android user.

Step 2:

After downloading, open the application. Click on the ‘verification’ section. Then click on ‘select the app or website to validate.’ From here, choose the Mercari app for the verification code.

Step 3:

On the next tab, you have to choose the country or region from where you belong. You’ll get various options in the tab. Choose yours, and then move on to the Phone number step.

Step 4:

Select ‘Generate Phone number.’ The app will provide you a phone number with your country code for the Verification Code SMS. After getting the number, but that number on the Mercari app.

Step 5:

Finally, you’ll get the code mentioned on the front page. Enter the verification code, and you’re done. In any case, if you have missed the code. No worries! You can get it again by simply just clicking the ‘Try another number’ tab.

On the Mercari App

Step 1:

First of all, open the Mercari app. Go to the profile, and select the ‘Trust and verification’ tab.

Step 2:

After this, you will see options in front of you, including email address, Govt ID, phone number, and Facebook. Choose whatever you want to verify.

Step 3:

For verifying your Facebook or Microsoft account, you’ll have to link your account to the Mercari app. To verify by using a secondary phone number, enter the phone number on which you are going to receive the verification code.

Step 4:

Activate the phone number for the verification code. You can see the code in your SMS. Enter that code, and your profile will be verified. Also, if
you want to get the code by calling, you can choose the option. And you’ll get a call with a computerized voice telling the code.
After this, (if you want) see options in front of you, including email address, Govt ID, phone number, and Facebook. Choose whatever you want to verify.

How to verify your phone number?

For phone number verification, you have to enter your phone number before the signup process, and you will receive a verification code text or call. Or you can go to profile, Trust and verification, select phone number, and get the verification code. If you missed it, no worries, you can get it again.

How to verify your email?

For email, you get the verification code on your email address. It is sent in the form of a link, open the link, and you’re done.
Also, you can follow the same steps as above, go to your profile, click on the Trust and verification section, and select the email address. Note: The link is removed after 24 hours.

Conclusion

You can conserve your security with the help of a verification code. You can do it either using your phone number or a secondary number also. In these simple steps, you can get your verification done. If you haven’t verified until now, go and get your verification code!

 

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