What To Do If You Lose Your Purse Or Wallet

Cancel your debit card(s) immediately by calling 1-800-405-7068 or if during business hours, call the credit union at 830-741-7269.

Cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know who to call. Keep those where you can find them easily (having to hunt for them is additional stress you WON’T need at that point

File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and SS#. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. The numbers are:

Equifax 1-800 525-6285

Experian (formerly TRW) 1-800-301-7195

Trans Union 1-800-680-7289

If your Social Security Card was in your wallet, call the Social Security Administration’s fraud line at 1-800-269-0271