Keeping the contents of your wallet safe!
With the wives at home alone for the
better part of the time, and with our trucker husbands on the road, there
becomes an extremely important need to keep this information. Imagine if your
husband calls you at home in Tennessee from some town in Ontario, Canada and
says he just lost his wallet! Wouldn't it be easier to have all the information
at hand to take care of things locally?
I got this in an email and I thought it would be important to pass it on.
I have no idea of the original author, but doing a search, there are many sites who have published this information.
Please TELL A FRIEND about this, I think there are very important ideas here to use.
Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each
license, credit card, etc., so you will know what you had in your wallet and all
of the account numbers and phone numbers to call to cancel. Keep the photocopy
in a safe place.
We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed
using your name, address, SS#, credit, etc. To limit the damage in case this
happens to you or someone you know.
As everyone always advises, cancel your
credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your
card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them
File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was
stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step
toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here's what is perhaps most
important: (I never ever thought to do this) - Call the three national credit
reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and SS#.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was
stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
The numbers are:
Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271
Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
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