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How to Recover From Losing Your Wallet

How to Recover From LOSING YOUR WALLET - credit card -ATA card -Daive's Licenas -parapest Step 1: Write a List The first step to recovery is physically writing a list of all the items in your wallet. This is a general list of what could be found in wallets: • Credit card(s) • Debit/ATM card(s) • Driver's License • Social Security card • Passport(s) • Insurance card(s) • Military ID card(s) Step 2: Cancel Your Credit/Debit Cards Call your bank and credit card company to cancel your cards. This is a precaution for if someone finds your cards and tries to use them fraudulently. VISA MasterCard) • VISA: 1-800-847-2911 Discover: 1-800-347-2683 DISCOVER • MasterCard: 1-800-627-8372 AMEX: 1-800-297-1234 Step 3: File a Peice Report POLICE Report your lost/stolen wallet to local police. Filing a policy report can assist in liability issues, identity theft fraud, insurance claims and more. Don't be scared to answer the questions in the report, they will all be fairly basic and easy: DEFENSE TMENT OF • Where do you think you lost your wallet? • When do you think you lost your wallet? • What was the actual content in your wallet at the time? (How much cash? Which credit cards?) • Write a description of your wallet. If your wallet was stolen, are there any suspects? STATE *After you filed the report, ask to have a copy so you can have it in your records. NEW Step4: Otaina New Drivers License The next step is obtaining a new driver's license. Many states allow you to order a replacement driver's license online if you have your driver's license number. Other states will require that you actually come into a DMV. • Replacing your driver's license does come with a fee and is generally no more than $30. For further details on replacing your driver's license you can visit the DMV online. ID DO SAM 2345 ANY DOB: SEX F E: NONE :NONE ISSUED Step 5: Contact Credit Bureaus EQUIFAX In the case that your wallet was stolen, you will want to call each of the credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Expe- rian and TransUnion) to place a Fraud Alert of Credit Freeze on your account. With both of these services applied to your credit, it makes it very unlikely for a thief to run up high bills in your name. Step 6: Update Online Accounts Write out a list of all your online accounts and subscription services. This would include your online banking automatic bill pay or subscription services like Netflix. Unfortunately, since you cancelled those credit or debit card numbers, you'll need to add new information to each one of these accounts. • Hulu Plus • Your Gym Membership • Magazine or Newspapers • Cell Phone Plan • Television Cable Loans > Insurance • Internet Provider • Utilities Bill Start Your Free Month Step7: Get a New Wallet The easiest part about losing a wallet is buying a new one. • You'll want a new wallet to keep everything in one place, especially since you'll be getting different cards at different times. braught to pou by (bestIDtheftcom If you had other items or cards in your wallet that were not addressed, then the best thing is to call up the organization that you had obligations to. They can best inform you of the process you need to go through in order to replace the item. It might be helpful to ask if there is a fee to replacing it. The process of recovering everything after you lost your wallet isn't the easiest, and it definitely isn't the quickest either. Keep in mind that you want to make all of these necessary steps or calls soon after you lost your wallet. Some organizations require that you report a lost or stolen wallet within a certain timeframe of the incident (e.g. 24 hours). Recovering your lost wallet is not a fun lesson to learn, but you can almost guarantee that you won't lose it again!

How to Recover From Losing Your Wallet

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Your identity can easily be stolen if you lose your wallet. Here are easy steps to recover from losing your wallet to ensure that your identity will be best protected.


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