Some things you can do to minimize problems if your debit/credit cards are stolen

Today, on the bus, my purse, along with all my documents…credit card, debit card, driving licence, senior citizen card, and so on…were stolen.

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One thing that helped me immensely is that I had made a photocopy of every document and had it at home. Also, I had made a note of the numbers to be called in case of such loss.

So, in spite of its being time-consuming, I have managed to block all the cards (an attempt was made to use my credit card even before I could do this…luckily, it was unsuccessful.)

All of us need to carry the originals of several documents with us. But if, without delay, we take photocopies of all the cards/licence, etc, the process of blocking them becomes easier. (Or you could keep a record of all the numbers in your computer too.)

And…please be careful. I was not on a crowded bus, and I got my usual Women Senior Citizen’s seat. And yet the zip of my handbag was cleverly opened and my purse stolen. Lucikily, I noticed it very shortly afterwards, and now all the cards are blocked. The cash is gone, but that cannot be helped.

I do hope this is useful for everyone!

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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.