Your first thought, after you get over the shock is, “oh my gosh, all my credit cards were in there!” How many of us remember our credit card account numbers, which cards we own and where to find their information?
Even though your wallet may never be stolen, a few minutes of preparation will save you a lot of stress and anxiety if it does.
Remove all your credit cards, library card, drivers license and other important cards from you wallet. Photocopy the front side of the cards on one sheet of paper, if they fit. Flip the cards over in the copy machine and photocopy the backs on the reverse side of the paper. Do this every time you receive a new credit card or i.d.
Now you have all the important information and can easily make the phone calls to cancel the cards. File the photocopies in a safe place; possibly your credit card file folder.
One more tip…..do not carry your social security card in your wallet. Leave it at home and memorize the number. You do not want that card stolen. We have learned from experience!