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#272807 - 11/10/14 10:03 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1154
I have a spare wallet in my car glove comaprtment
It has some cash along with copies of several ID's

Funny thing in my case; is that it was this spare wallet that was stolen

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#272808 - 11/10/14 10:07 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2794
Loc: USA
Good AAR, thank you.

I grew up in New York. I was robbed when I was about twelve -- they got about $3 and a medical insurance card, plus the wallet itself.

My encrypted password database has a section with all the information from everything in my wallet, and another for all the information from everything in my wife's wallet. No photocopies handy but I can grab a scan of my driver's license from my online backup service with a bit of effort.

I quail to think of how much of a pain it would be for me, with three concealed carry permits along with everything else. Time to review the database and see if anything changed that needs to be updated.

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#272812 - 11/10/14 11:59 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2812
The police report is for if they manage to get anything with your cards before they were cancelled. Any time I've had or known someone else who had a card number used the bank requires the police report number to cancel the charges.

Our DMV takes your previous license before you get a new one so we don't get to keep our expired license.

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#272816 - 11/11/14 08:55 AM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1697
I keep spare money in a money belt and spare money in a little combiantion keysafe in the car. Always money to get home/get things done.

As for cards, I rarely carry my creditcard (not really sued in europe), so can't comment on that.
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#272847 - 11/14/14 01:54 AM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
jshannon Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 584
Loc: North Texas
Agree with filing a police report. My entire luggage and wallet were stolen and the police report was needed to file an insurance claim. My $60 cash in wallet was part of that. I filed a claim for around $700 and had to replace apartment key, credit cards, drivers license, etc. Luckily I had a second car key at home. We were in a rental on the snowshoe trip to Taos, NM.

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#272848 - 11/14/14 01:58 AM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: Eugene]
jshannon Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 584
Loc: North Texas
Ask at the DMV to keep your last card and some will clip off the corner and let you have it.

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#272852 - 11/14/14 05:29 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2812
Last time I was there they slid the old one into the slot of a metal lockbox like those safes you see behind the gas station counter so the clerk can't get $ out. So I don't think they have a choice to give it back.

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#272858 - 11/15/14 02:16 AM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: MartinFocazio]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2794
Loc: USA
It varies state to state. If you can't keep your expired license pay a few dollars and get a state ID card to go with your license.

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#272871 - 11/15/14 11:11 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: Montanero]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
Originally Posted By: Montanero
If it was a parking garage in NYC, there are cameras. There may have been some identifying footage.


The camera recording system was "accidentally unplugged" - I tried that angle right away and saw that the plug was, indeed, out of the recording equipment. Should not even be possible. It was.

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#272872 - 11/15/14 11:14 PM Re: Are prepared for a Stolen Wallet? [Re: Eugene]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
Originally Posted By: Eugene
The police report is for if they manage to get anything with your cards before they were cancelled. Any time I've had or known someone else who had a card number used the bank requires the police report number to cancel the charges.


It took under 10 minutes to cancel all the cards, and we asked each card supplier if there were any transactions, because if they were, they were fraudulent. There were no transactions. Also, you do not need a police report cancel charges, I used to work with a credit card issuing bank (a client) and learned all about the fraud and liability laws. Protip: Never use a debit card for anything but as your ATM card (if that's how your bank doe it).

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