Our car was broken into & of course the only item gone was the purse. So for the past two days we have been busy getting a driver license, credit cards, insurance cards, and taking the right steps to secure our identity.
our very first steps were:
Step 1- canceling credit cards
Step 2- calling the police so they can issue a report
Step 3- calling the US post office to alert them in case anyone tries to change our address.
Step 4- placing a security alert on our identity by calling:
They also alert Equifax & Transunion
(If you think your identity is stolen call 1-877-438-4338)
Thieves are extremely knowledgeable these days and go to extreme measures to use your credit cards. While talking to the police officer we received a call from the purse thief, disguised as someone from our credit card co.
The person on the line told us our credit cards were being used and wanted to make sure the activity was normal, and if not he could cancel the cards & asked for our pin #.
Doubting the caller ( since we knew our cards were cancelled promptly ) and Knowing we should never give out our pin# we ended the call.
Next day we called the credit card fraud line and shared our story with them.
There are tracking devices that can locate lost keys or lost luggage in another state. From the time we left our car with no purse on our shoulder, it took the thief less than ten minutes to break the car window grab the purse that was hidden away & disappear. If we had a tracking device in the purse the police would have been able to locate our stolen property.
With new GPS tools it would be possible to track a stolen purse or a wallet.
Trakdot, Waldo and Tile Slim available for tracking a lost luggage or a wallet are already in the market and the cost is somewhere from $30-$50.
Maybe investing in one would be a good idea.👍