Backing up your wallet
MILWAUKEE - We back up our computers and make copies of important documents. But when was the last time that you backed up the information in your wallet?
We carry so much valuable information in our wallets. Everything from insurance and credit cards, our driver’s license, social security and banking information, and other items that will be needed on a regular basis. If your wallet is lost or stolen, it can be very difficult to remember what was in it and how to replace and safeguard sensitive information.
How do we back-up our wallets? First, clean out your wallet on a regular basis, and only keep cards and items in there that you know you will be using every day. Then, make a copy of the front and back of every card or item that you plan to keep in your wallet and store this copy in a safe location away from your home, such as a safety deposit box. This could be helpful in case you have a fire or break-in. If your wallet is lost or stolen, you will now have the card numbers and the phone numbers for quickly reporting the loss and getting a replacement.
If you lost your wallet and did not take these steps, contact our Call For Action office and ask for a free copy of our identity theft brochure. This brochure has a lot of helpful information about how to replace and take steps to take to protect your information from falling into the wrong hands.