Act quickly to protect your accounts.
Here are other important actions to take:
If your wallet or purse is lost or stolen, it’s important to take measures to ensure that you protect yourself from unauthorized use of your debit and credit cards and identity theft from such items as your driver’s license or ID, or Social Security card.
- Where and when did you lose your wallet or purse? If possible, remember details about where and when the loss occurred. Write a list of items so you know the companies or agencies you need contact
- Contact us. Call us immediately to cancel or your debit and credit cards. If your checkbook was also one of items lose, please let us know
- Contact other credit card companies. Call your other credit card companies (stores, franchises, credit unions) to cancel your card and have them issue replacements
- Set up fraud alerts. You may have cards that have fraud protection built-in, but for extra security, contact the three major reporting companies to have a fraud alert established on your file. If anyone applies for credit in your name in the next 90 days, creditors will verify your identity before approving new credit
- Be proactive. Make a list of everything you carry in your wallet – along with contact numbers and keep the list in a secure place. This will help you in case your items are lost or stolen again