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Old 01-21-2018, 05:10 PM
 
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Got an email saying that they could not read my results and would need to reorder another free kit. Ok, tried to log in. Invalid password. Forgot password? Click to reset. Kept asking for OLD PASSWORD. Rejected if you cannot remember old password. HUH???

Website had no Customer Service Phone Number. Kept my old kit and that had a Phone Number. Waited on phone for half an hour. What is your email address? Sorry, have no record of that. Excuse me, but YOU emailed me that my sample could not be read. Fortunately, kept my kit number and she traced it from that. Ok, I have reset your password, go to your email and try again. Same thing. Put in your OLD PASSWORD to set your Password. On phone for half an hour. Ready to hang up but since I spent the $$$ for this I wanted my new kit and results. Just give me a NEW KIT from my OLD KIT Serial Number with my Email Address from that. I was screaming by then. Yes, Yes, we will. Confirm your Street Address. Something as SIMPLE as that????

My IT Security husband was laughing entire time I was on the phone. He said to tell them to call his Software Firm, whose clients include International Banks, and they can provide Software to solve their glitches. Thanks. Given my older daughter's results (all over the place), I am very sorry I did not submit my DNA to Family Tree, or Ancestry, as my younger daughter did.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:32 PM
 
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Don't know what you see.. But if I go to the site, hit "Sign In" and the "Forgot Password" link.. You enter your email and a CAPTCHA

At that point, you get an email with a link, which takes you to enter your email again, with the answer to your security question, followed by the new password, twice.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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Don't know what you see.. But if I go to the site, hit "Sign In" and the "Forgot Password" link.. You enter your email and a CAPTCHA

At that point, you get an email with a link, which takes you to enter your email again, with the answer to your security question, followed by the new password, twice.
Not even when Customer Service sent me a new email to change password did it work. It gave a hint to your old password and if that was not correct, you got a error message saying password incorrect. You couldn't create new one without knowing the old one. Anyway, they are sending me a new kit.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Got an email saying that they could not read my results and would need to reorder another free kit. Ok, tried to log in. Invalid password. Forgot password? Click to reset. Kept asking for OLD PASSWORD. Rejected if you cannot remember old password. HUH???

Website had no Customer Service Phone Number.
All you have to do is hover over/click the "help" option in the upper right corner and the phone number pops up in a bar below it: 1-800-239-5230 - seriously the easiest customer support number I've ever been able to find, lol.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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What browser did you use? I had problems with some features with Explorer but they worked OK with Chrome— now it seems to work with either one, but maybe some features or links are still out of synch.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Lincroft
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Did you link to website via e-mail or did you type in the url? It could possible be a fishing scam and they stole your password.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:48 PM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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Just saying, I got the same message from AncestryDNA, and am waiting for a new kit. I never need to re enter my password, though.
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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I used the Customer Service 800 number on my kit. They agreed to send me a new kit but the problem with my Password was never solved. I suppose I will have to go through this again when my results come in and won't be able to Sign In to read them.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I used the Customer Service 800 number on my kit. They agreed to send me a new kit but the problem with my Password was never solved. I suppose I will have to go through this again when my results come in and won't be able to Sign In to read them.
Try a different browser, I've never had a problem.
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