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  • Friday, July 28, 2017

  • What to do if You Lose Your Wallet Abroad

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First of all, if you discover that your wallet or purse is missing when you are travelling abroad, retrace your steps to see if you can retrieve your lost possessions. If you don’t find your wallet within a reasonable amount of time, call your credit card companies immediately. Here’s where international travel insurance is very useful. International travel insurance can help you recover what you lost.

Cancel your credit cards. If you lost travelers checks, call the bank that issued them. If you call immediately after the loss, the banks will be able to guarantee that you won’t be liable for any unauthorized use of the cards or checks.

If you can, go to the police station to file a report if you believe your possessions were stolen. This will make your insurance claim for theft more robust.

If you are stranded in a foreign country without any money and without any way to withdraw money from your account, go to your Embassy in the country. The Embassy can give you advice as to what to do, and can help you contact relatives or friends that can help.

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