Lost Wallet Protection
If you lose your wallet and someone dishonest finds it, they could use the information within to steal your identity and do serious damage. Most people keep a driver’s license, social security card, credit cards, and other IDs in their wallets. Most of these items contain personally identifiable information (PII), which can be used for identity theft. IDStrong’s lost wallet restoration service will help you regain control and protect your identity.
Our lost wallet restoration monitors your information online and sends you notifications if someone tries to use it to open new accounts. Regardless of whether you lose your wallet, or it is stolen, we can help!
Lost Wallet and Identity Theft
A lost or stolen wallet can turn into a much larger issue if an identity thief gets a hold of your sensitive information. You may be at risk of account takeovers, medical or other types of financial fraud, and even criminal charges if the thief gives your information to the police after they are arrested.
Any private information about you can be used against you. Data breaches have leaked billions of records online. Therefore, if you lose your wallet, you may be at extreme risk for fraud and theft. Our lost wallet and identity restoration service can help you overcome the difficulties and challenges related to identity theft by covering legal and other fees and protecting yourself going forward. Work closely with our restoration specialists to take back your identity.
Some of the types of information that can be used for identity theft include:
Lost or Stolen Identification (ID)
Lost or stolen identification includes any document that contains critical information about your identity. Some examples are a state-issued driver’s license or ID, federally issued social security card and a United States passport, birth certificate, student ID card, military ID, green card, government visa, liquor identification card, voter’s registration card, credit and debit cards, professional certifications, and other types of official and verifiable documents.
A lost or stolen driver’s license could be used for identity theft because it contains all the critical information about you, such as your name and address, DOB, signature, physical characteristics, and other vital details. Identity thieves like to steal driver’s license information because it gives them an easy way to perpetrate fraud and different types of identity theft.
Any documents issued by the Department of State, such as a United States passport or passport card, are essential. You must protect them to ensure that any incidents that concern them are resolved quickly. To ensure that lost or stolen U.S. passports do not result in some form of identity theft, we recommend that you scan your passport number for any associated breaches. Store your passport in a safe place when not using it.
Social Security Card
Identity thieves often target the Social Security Administration and their records, such as issued SSNs and social security cards with related personal information on them. Since the social security number has become almost a universal identification method throughout the United States, you must keep it safe and scan your information for any associated breaches and exposures. Never carry your social security card in your wallet. Leave it at home in a safe place.
Institutional & Private ID Cards
Some other states and jurisdictions issue their own identification cards that can be used to verify your identity. Those types of cards include non-driver’s license identification documents, ID cards, student ID cards, liquor cards, gun permit licenses, tribal IDs, medical cards, library cards, regional ID documents, and other personal identity documents. Protect these documents as well as possible.
Members of the military and the Department of Defense employees also receive certain identity documents based on their rank and status. Children and adult dependents of service members, department employees, and some contractors are also issued military ID cards. It’s imperative to report a lost wallet and check for any associated breaches or exposures online.
Green Card, Visas, & Immigration IDs
Identity thieves also like to go after various personally identifiable documents issued by the federal government to steal your identity. Those types of identification documents may include a green card or a permanent resident card, a travel or work visa, business or personal immigration documents, and other personal forms of ID.
There are many other types of identity documents that can be lost or stolen and result in some form of identity theft. Those documents include medical insurance documents, Medicare cards, and other healthcare identification.
Credit & Debit Cards
Items that can severely risk your financial identity are credit and debit cards. If these are lost or stolen, they can be used to drain your accounts or make purchases.
How Can Lost Wallet Restoration Help Me?
Losing your wallet and becoming a victim of identity theft can cause damage to your credit, and you may suffer other types of fraud and financial losses as a result. Our service helps by monitoring your information online, looking for exposure and leaks of your personal data. If you do suffer identity theft, you can call on our stolen wallet restoration experts to help you restore everything.
Some of the ways we can help are:
- Helping you to identify and contact vendors to close accounts and reissue new credit cards or new bank account numbers.
- Assist with you getting a new driver’s license, social security card, or passport.
- Helping you request new medical or other subscription-based IDs.
- Contact professional license issuers and have them reissue documents with updated IDs.
- $1 million identity theft insurance policy.
How IDStrong Works
We will continuously monitor your personal and financial information for any potential threats on the dark web and beyond
We will instantly notify you if we detect that your information is leaked, exposed, or breached
Our identity protection experts are available 24/7 to help you take the necessary actions to restore your identity
We monitor billions of records on the dark web and alert you if we detect that your information is exposed or traded
We monitor your credit profile for any suspicious inquiries, new loans, or any credit related changes
We monitor your property and alert you if we detect that there has been a change of address or ownership
$1M Identity Theft Insurance
If you fall victim to ID theft, we will provide you with up to $1 million in coverage with a no deductible for identity theft recovery expenses
Lost Wallet Assistance
If your wallet is lost or stolen, we will provide you with quick and reliable help in navigating the recovery process. We will walk you through the entire process every step of the way
If you experience identity theft, our fraud resolution team will deliver step-by-step support to investigate and restore your identity
Frequently Asked Questions About a Lost or Stolen Wallet with Documents
What Do Thieves Do with Stolen Wallets?
Thieves do various things with stolen wallets. They typically steal any type of cash found in the wallet for immediate financial gain. They may use any debit or credit card they find within the wallet and any other documentation the wallet contains. Thieves often use personal information on IDs like driver’s licenses for identity theft. They may also go so far as to sell the personally identifiable information (PII) on the person they stole the wallet from. Thieves often look through the wallet for information like access codes, passwords, or other information that lets them access online accounts. They may also use stored receipts and documents to attempt to commit scams and fraud. Should you ever lose your wallet, make sure that you contact authorities, your banks, and your credit card companies so they can help mitigate potential damage.
What are the Most Common Types of Identity Documents?
The most common types of identity documents include a driver’s license, passport, state ID cards, school or student IDs, professional licenses and officially issued certificates, IRS and tax documents and records, police records and identification papers, and some other types of documents.
What Types of Other Identity Documents Exist?
Liquor ID cards, employer IDs, university cards, voter registration cards, credit and debit cards, proof of professional certification, proof of auto insurance, health insurance cards, library cards, press passes, local permits, utility records, deeds, tax statements, and other types of identification papers and public records.
What is the Most Crucial Identification to Protect?
Two of the most important pieces of identification to protect are your driver’s license and social security card. Your driver’s license has a lot of current information about you and your identity, and the social security card has your full social security number on it. You need to protect this type of personally identifiable information from being lost, stolen, exposed, or leaked.
Can I Check if My Identification Information was Breached?
Yes, you can run one of our free identity threat scans, such as driver’s license, passport, medical ID number, or SSN scans, to find out if your personal information was found as part of a data breach, account leak, posted public records event, or any other identity records incident that might affect your profile. Our scan will show you whatever information we’re able to find regarding these threats.
What are Some Examples of State-issued IDs?
Some examples of state-issued identity documents include driver’s licenses issued by each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, liquor identification cards, professional certifications and degrees, insurance cards, state tax identifications, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, state employment documents, and other forms of ID.
What are Some Examples of Federally Issued IDs?
Some of the examples of federally issued identity documents include passports or passport cards, military IDs, IRS and tax identification documents, immigration documents such as green cards, visas, and travel IDs, social security cards, federal professional licenses, and other federally recognized forms of personal identification and records.
What are Some Examples of Privately Issued IDs?
Some of the examples of privately issued identity documents include internal identification cards issued by a person’s employer, university, or school, credit and debit cards, auto insurance cards, health insurance cards, library cards, access passes, professional licenses, clinic, doctor, or hospital records and other forms of identity documents.
Can I Check to See If my Information is Compromised?
Yes, use one of our free scans to quickly check if your personal information has been involved or is reported as part of a data breach or other identity incident. You’ll also see all exposed records and details that are publicly available about you online. Our scan will show you whatever information we’re able to find regarding incidents and exposed records.
How Can I Protect Myself from Identity Theft?
No service can help protect against all forms of identity theft. Checking your personal information for breaches and exposures and signing up for identity and credit monitoring may help prevent some types of identity theft and fraud. Always protect your wallet from loss and theft and keep a close eye on all your personal information online. It’s also a good idea to get a copy of your credit report each year and use IDStrong’s stolen wallet protection and recovery service to give you peace of mind.