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SERIES: Lost Purse Part 5

October 27th, 2008 at 06:44 am

This is a series about a certain purse owned by the Sangl Family. Unlike every other series I have written, I am NOT excited to be writing this one.

Part 5 - A Final Word
Losing a purse is terrible, but it happens. It has caused me to give serious thought to the actions one should take when personal items go missing. I have made a list of the actions I took and some I was preparing to take once we knew the purse was lost.

* Stopped all debit cards (should stop credit cards too if you have them)
* Placed stop-payment on all checks in the checkbooks
* File a police report to let them know you have misplaced an item. I am told by the bank that many recovered items end up being taken to a police station.
* Cut off the cell phone number from the phone
* Place an alert on your credit report. You can do so by contacting one of the three credit reporting agencies (TransUnion, Equifax, or Experian) and placing a "fraud alert" on your account. This will require the credit reporting agencies to actually make contact with you before a new line of credit can be opened. The person at the bank recommended Experian because they are open for twenty-four hours. You can click

Text is HERE and Link is https://www.experian.com/consumer/cac/InvalidateSession.do?code=SECURITYALERT
HERE to access Experian's Fraud Alert page.
* Contact the Social Security Administration if your SSN has been compromised. You can click
Text is HERE and Link is http://www.ssa.gov/oig/guidelin.htm
HERE
to visit the SSA's Fraud page.

I hope this sort of event never happens to you! If it does, I hope it turns out as well as this situation has for us.

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1 Responses to “SERIES: Lost Purse Part 5”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Very good advice!

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