Getting Purse- onal

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Getting Purse- onal

  1. 1. getting Purse-onal A lost or stolen purse or wallet is a gold mine of information for an identity thief. If your purse or wallet is lost or stolen, the Federal Trade Commission suggests that you: File a report with the police immediately. Report the loss to your bank. Get a copy in case your bank, credit card company or insurance company needs proof of the crime. Cancel checking and savings accounts. Open new ones, and stop payments on outstanding checks. Get a new ATM card, account number and PIN or password. Cancel each credit and charge card. Get new cards with new account numbers. Report missing cards to the major credit reporting agencies and place a fraud alert on your accounts: Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Report your missing driver's license to the department of motor vehicles. Get a new number that's not your social security number. Experian: 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 Call your utility companies. Change the locks on your home and car if the keys were taken. Don't give an identity thief access to even more personal property and information. Tell them that someone may try to get new service using your identification. Contact your insurance companies. Contact the Social Security Administration. Call: 1-800-772-1213 Make sure no one tries to add themself to your policies.

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