Amazon Affiliate Phone Verification Problem In Nigeria : How I Resolved It

If you sign up for Amazon affiliate program to start affiliate marketing with amazon in Nigeria, you will be required to verify your identity by receiving a phone call and enter the PIN provided. This amazon verification process might be so frustrating especially if you are not a U.S citizen.

After I reopen my amazon associates account that was closed, I decided to open a new one since amazon won’t allow me to earn money anymore with the one that reopened. Verifying the new account was a nightmare. Whenever I try to verify it with my Nigerian phone number, it tells me an error occur and I should try again. After trying again several times, it will tell me to wait for about an hour before I can try again. This wasn’t funny at all.

I searched google, called some friends and finally found a solution when I asked my Facebook friends via a Facebook update. I was advised to get a USA phone number and use it for the amazon associates phone verification. Lots of mobile apps were recommended for this but I used TextPlus mobile app for Android and it worked for me.

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If you download textplus app and sign up a free account, you will be issued a free USA phone number. So, I signed up, got my U.S.A phone number, entered it on the amazon verification page, received the phone call on my glo number, entered the pin using my phone keypad and my account was verified.

That’s all.

Note : the previous contact or number you filled in on the first registration page may not be the one you use for the verification call: you can use different phone numbers.

About Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program that allows website owners and bloggers make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries. When those website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. It’s free to join and easy to use.

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  1. thanks a lot, have being frustrated by this for some days now, have downloaded the app and inserted my new USA number, the problem now is that, they called me and my phone rang, but I dint see any where to answer the call.

  2. I have an Amazon associate account targeting US audience but for some time now I have been getting traffic from China far better than US, how do I change the account to worldwide target without loosing my account or the stress of getting a new one

  3. WOW, this is exactly what I have been searching for since. Thanks for the this wonderful piece of article

  4. My amazon account has been closed please open it as i don’t open any further account other than this and this is also my personal account i request you to unlock this account so i can use my balance. You closed my account to get profit. Please understand and check again please. I cant face such loss. Already in trouble, if its possible please unlock my account. I agree all amazon T&C and give me chance to cover all as i am new to amazon. Any breakage of terms and condition this will not be repeat again. Please give me chance to prove me. I am very sorry if you found any unauthorized activity as i am new to amazon and this account is used by my aged father they trust amazon and you are breaking their trust help me.
    Note :- I blindly trust amazon even i not purchases from other e-commerce site because of trust…why this happens only with me please try to understand.

  5. I had same issue, so i downloaded textplus. The problem still persisted. When i put in my textplus number, i dont receive any call. But when i log out of the textplus app and login, i see missed call. This same thing happened over and over again. Do you have an idea how to fix this?

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