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Managing Accounts

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Gaining access to your loved one’s digital accounts

Gaining access to online accounts can be very simple, if you have access to their computer or their phone. There are several ways to try to get into these, including finding passwords and enlisting the services of a computer technician.

Saving data when closing accounts

When going through your loved one's digital affairs, you will need to figure out how to locate all of their accounts and close or transfer each one. Before you close anything, however, you will want to make sure to preserve the most valuable data.

Looking for your loved one’s accounts

Like most of us, your loved one probably had dozens of accounts, memberships, and subscriptions that will now need to be canceled. This can be a big job, but with some organization and a bit of investigative work, it shouldn't prove a big challenge.