Our wallets are a great way to organize and conveniently carry vital cards and cash we use regularly. However, carrying everything with you could do more harm than good. Experts are encouraging Texas citizens to check for items that might harm them and remove them quickly.

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If you're like me, I misplace my wallet all the time. Most people keep important documents like Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Gift Cards, and more in their purse or wallet. In today's world, they probably do more than take the money. These crooks will likely be going to take something from your wallet to commit identity theft.

According to the most recent data available, over 1.1 million cases of identity theft were reported in 2022. 113,740 of these reports were filed in Texas. 125,121 of them were filed in California, which is more than any other state in the nation. In the report, they break it down even further for us... For every 100,000 residents in Texas, there are 394 cases reported.

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According to identitytheft.org, Identity theft scenarios are increasing drastically in 2024. CLICK HERE to take a look at the development of these identity theft cases in the past few years to get a clearer idea of the current situation.

Whether you forget it somewhere, or it falls out of your pocket or purse, wallets can easily get lost. It may be simple to get in touch with a bank or credit card company to cancel a card, but other products may be harder to take from a thief's hands. That's why experts are urging Texas residents to check their wallets and purses for the critical information stated below and remove them IMMEDIATELY!

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