Your wallet is akin to a miniature directory of your identity. Think about it. Your driver´s license, credit card, debit card, medical insurance card and other numbers are all stored together. From day to day, your wallet is a necessity and a great convenience. However, in the event of a lost wallet or stolen wallet, having all of this information in one place greatly increases your risk of identity theft.
Read our tips below for the appropriate actions to take before, immediately following and in the months after your wallet is lost or stolen. Also, visit the ProtectMyID blog
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For even more tips on identity theft prevention, visit the Identity Theft Resource Center.