Losing your wallet is a major drag but if you act quickly you can mitigate the fallout, writes The Mint Blog:
1. Take immediate action
2. Report your debit cards as lost or stolen
3. Report your credit cards as lost or stolen
4. Get your license replaced
5. File a police report
6. Call one of the credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion) and place a fraud alert on your file. Lenders are then supposed to verify your identity before opening a new account.
Now, before you lose your wallet, consider making a photocopy or scan of its contents. — BEN POPKEN