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Protect Your Wallet

There aren’t too many things worse than the panicked feeling of a missing wallet or purse —especially when you’re not sure if it’s just misplaced or if it could be in the hands of a criminal. Follow these tips to help minimize the damage:

Limit the amount of confidential information in your wallet.

Copy everything in your wallet (except the cash).

Review your credit card bills and checking account statements as soon as they arrive.

Periodically request your credit reports from sources like
www.annualcreditreport.com

Being proactive and taking precautionary steps to protect yourself from the damage of a lost or stolen wallet may seem like it will take a lot of time and effort—but it’s nothing compared to the many hours you would spend trying to recover a stolen identity.