Fellow women, ask yourself, “What is in my wallet?" knowing that several crimes can take place from just one stolen wallet. Of course you probably have a drivers license and credit card(s), cash, etc. But do you actually know what you would lose if your wallet was stolen this minute?
Wallet Safety Tips:
- Photocopy the front and back of every card in your wallet.
- Keep the copy in a very safe, yet accessible place.
- Optional: Hand deliver a copy to a close, trusted friend or family member who you would call in an emergency.
Hour One Is Critical
The first hour is crucial when your personal information has been lost or stolen. The emergency numbers on the backs of your credit cards, etc. are important for you to access quickly.
Attackers are known for first filling up their gas tanks and then going on wild shopping sprees after stealing credit cards. This is common in the first hour and that is why you need those numbers handy.
The reason for the option of giving a copy to a trusted someone is that if you were to become missing, all of those account numbers can be tracked that much easier. Remember to hand deliver this info as email and text messages are not secure.
Identity Theft Prevention
It is always preferable to have a good identity theft prevention company on your side. There is plenty of information in your wallet to enable this crime to take hold of your good name and the life you have built. Many identity theft victims’ identity is never restored completely. Just imagine that someone has purchased a house or vehicle with your name and credit and you are the one left to prove that you are the real you!
I tell the story of my own identity being stolen in my TeleSeminar series. Fortunately, my situation was much less serious than many but scary all the same!
Women are the promoters of safety in the workplace and family so please share this safety tip about copying the cards in your wallet with others. It will help all of us to be safer and less likely victim targets of thieves.
Bonus Safety Tip: Small purses are less likely targets for purse snatchers. And now I would like to offer you free access to printed and audio versions of the “Seven Deadly Personal Safety Mistakes" plus a free TeleSeminar replay about identity theft when you subscribe to my free weekly Safety Quick Tip via email; a 52 week newsletter on Personal Safety. You can get your instant access at http://www.PersonalSafetyTrainer.com