Purse / Wallet theft

  • Call your bank and credit card firms immediately so they can put a stop on cards.
  • If your mobile was stolen too – get it blocked as soon as possible.
  • When you contact the police, take note of your crime reference number. You will need this for insurance purposes and your bank will ask for it.
  • Make sure that your home insurance policy has the cover you need – especially personal possessions outside the home.
  • Check your credit file and sign up to get regular updates from a firm such as Equifax or Experian – this will alert you to any fraudulent activity.
  • Try not to carry around documents that have your name and address or other personal details.

You can find more information on crime prevention here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention


Staffordshire Victims Gateway

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