Here are 5 things that you should never keep in your wallet or purse just in case it gets stolen.
- Social Security Card – or any paper with your Social Security Number (SSN) on it. Unlike a credit or debit card, you cannot just cancel your Social Security card or change the number.
- Birth Certificate. A birth certificate can get a criminal a replacement Social Security card, a passport, a driver’s license and many other forms of identification.
- Bank account and routing numbers. A criminal can use these numbers to empty your account(s). You would need to close the account and open an entirely new one.
- Password cheat sheets.
- Passport. This document can be used to get a new Social Security card, driver’s license or state ID card. It can also be used as an identifying document in getting a loan or opening a new credit account.
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Source: Identity Theft Resource Center