Wallet / Purse Theft

    Oh, no! Your pocket’s been picked and your wallet is gone!

    Oh, no! Your purse has been taken right out of the shopping cart!

    Bad news, but we have tips for handling those types of thefts as well as advice on prevention.


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  • Safe Wallet, Safe Purse: Tips For Shopping Safely

    It holds everything: money, identification, credit and bank cards. Here are 9 quick tips for keeping your purse and wallet safe while shopping. Choose a purse/bag with a strap and a zipper and keep it closed. Carry your bag with one arm across it or with the strap crossing your body. Wear the strap under your […]

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  • Wallet / Purse Theft — What to Do

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared! Download and complete our Purse or Wallet Theft Checklist so you know what you had inside if it goes “missing”! WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for tips on how to describe a suspect. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Be sure you are in safe surroundings. If you […]

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  • Car Break-In: What to Do

     WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for tips on how to describe a suspect. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Get to a safe place. Call the police. They will ask for a description of what is missing from your car. (Remember your trunk, glove compartment, anywhere else you kept items.) Download […]

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  • 6 Key Insurance Terms for Determining Value

    Knowing these terms helps to understand the process insurance agencies and relief organizations use to determine the value of your loss. Your tax accountant can also help you when claiming your losses. Valuation of Goods It is very difficult to measure your personal loss of goods. This is because many items have a sentimental value to […]

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  • 5 ATM Safety Tips

    By Phil Rock, founder/CEO of Minneapolis, Minnesota-based ATM Network, one of the most innovative and fastest growing independent ATM companies in North America. Using an automatic teller machine (ATM) revolutionized how we access money. According to the American Bankers Association, more than 10.8 billion people access cash from AMTs every year. Since ATMs are easily accessible, many […]

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  • 9 Indicators of Identity Theft

    If someone stole your wallet, or you have previously been the victim of identity theft, you will naturally be on the lookout for signs of identity theft. However, even if you don’t suspect identity theft, you may want to keep an eye out for it. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the average amount of time between the time […]

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  • 2 Steps to Finding Your Cell Phone’s Serial Number

    Do you know your cell phone’s serial number? You should — if it’s stolen, you can provide the number to your service provider so the phone can be blocked. Then, even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless – no calls, no downloads. Here’s how to find your cell phone’s serial number: Type in […]

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  • Sample Home Inventory Lists: Helpful Reminders

    These forms may help you remember what was in your home. This will be crucial in the event of a theft, natural disaster or fire. These lists can also come in handy when selecting items for your wedding gift registry. WHN TIP – But I Can’t Remember… Can’t remember what you had or where it was? Ask […]

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  • 4 Things to Know About Creating a Home Inventory List

    Is this hard to do? Not at all. Is it a time-consuming pain? We’ll be honest — it depends on who you talk to. Every person who has been through a theft, fire, flood, tornado, hurricane or other home-wrecking disaster says this is the one thing they wish they had. Every firefighter, police officer or first […]

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  • 5 Ways to Deal With Wallet Theft in College

    by Lauren, our college blogger As college students, we don’t have much to begin with. So what happens when you get the little bit you have stolen? This past semester I was pick-pocketed on Chicago’s ‘El’ after a night out! Not exactly a great way to end a fun night out with friends. The train […]

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