|Despite our best efforts, it can still happen. But you can |
lessen the fallout and damage from a lost or stolen wallet,
by taking a few simple precautions:
* Avoid carrying with you anything you don't really need on
your person at all times. Most of us carry things around
that we could easily do without.
* For whatever you decide you really do need to carry with
you at all times, make a record of the entire contents.
Photocopy the front and back of all cards, noting down the
appropriate toll-free service numbers to each.
* Keep copies of the list at home and at work. That way,
you will be able to report loss or theft immediately,
regardless of where you are at the time.
* Make sure to keep your list up-to-date, when your cards
are replaced with new ones, for example.
* Notify credit card companies and banks immediately upon
loss or theft of your purse or wallet.
* If blank checks were taken, it's best to close the
account and open a new one (assurances from your bank
* File a police report and keep a copy. The documentation
might be required for insurance claims and other purposes.
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