Post # 1
I went to dinner Saturday night and accidentally left my wallet behind in the booth. We went back 20 minutes later and it was gone. I sort of think someone who works in the restaurant took it, but that’s a different story. Anyway, I closed down my credit cards right away, filed a fraud alert on my account, etc. but I’m wondering if I should file a police report just in case something comes up down the road. I don’t really want to bother the police department with something that seems so petty, but what do you all think?
Post # 3
I would definitely file a police report, especially if they start using your cards. It can’t hurt, that’s for sure. Better to be safe than sorry! And I believe you can do it right over the phone, just call your local police department
Post # 4
This happened to me in Boston and I filed right over the phone, it took like 10 minutes. I didn’t think I would really get anything back, but since my I.D. was in there if anything shady happened and they tried to use it later I wanted it on file with the police that it was stolen. You just never know.
Post # 5
Yes!!! This just happened to me and I was told to file a police report because of identity theft. I called the non emergency # and they had someone who specifically deals with those types of calls.
Someone ended up turning it in to the police dept a couple of hours later and the police actually brought it right to my front door!
Go call now!!!
Post # 6
@MissDallasCowboy: Yeah, this is what concerns me most. I’m not worried about my credit cards since those got shut down right after I noticed it was gone… but if someone tried to use my ID for something that wouldn’t be good.
I also just called the RMV (I already ordered a duplicate ID) but they said I could change my license number… I figure this would be more of a pain because I know my license number is recorded for certain things (like my Passport) and thought changing it might cause more of an issue – any thoughts?
Post # 8
Did you have your SSN on your driver’s license? If so, definently report it.
Post # 9
OK, I called. It literally took 2 minutes – he didn’t ask for much information but made sure I canceled my cards already. He told me to call back tomorrow to the records department and they would have it available. I’m wondering why he didn’t ask more questions (like what was in my wallet) but whatever…
My SSN is NOT on my driver’s license, so no worries there!
Post # 10
def fill a report!!! it could save your butt down the road!