Losing your wallet can be stressful. Did you leave it on a bus? Is it on the coffee table at home? Maybe you were targeted by an army of adorable yet devious pickpocket children. Regardless of what happened, it’s important to know what you have lost and what to do next. The best thing to do is actually a precautionary step before your wallet is lost. Make photocopies of everything you have in your wallet and store them in a safe place. In the event of a lost/stolen wallet, you’ll know exactly what you have lost and who to contact.
It obviously won’t do you any good to make copies of your cash, but any piece of identification or any sort of card should be copied (driver’s license, military ID, insurance card, club membership cards, gift cards, credit/debit/ATM cards, etc.). You can refer to your photocopies to find the necessary contact information to report the cards missing and have them replaced. Even a missing gift card can be replaced if you have the card number.
Be sure to copy the front and back of every item and store them somewhere safe in your home. After that, just watch out for those pickpocket kids.