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  • Lost or Stolen Wallet? 5 Steps to Protecting Yourself

    At Allett, we strive to create thin wallets that are perfect for back pockets or purses. Because of their thin construction, they are often overlooked by thieves. They simply want an easy target, making a bulging wallet a more obvious choice than our thin wallet selections. However, if your wallet does end up stolen or lost, there are several ways to protect yourself before and after the event.

    1. Get an Identity Protection Plan

    If you are prone to losing your wallet, it is a good idea to purchase an identity protection plan before tragedy strikes. These plans monitor your activity by looking for your typical spending habits. When an unusual charge occurs, such as a several-hundred-dollar charge at a store you didn’t go to, the fraud department is immediately alerted. You are typically not at fault for these charges. Most protection programs return the money lost in your account balance in a timely manner. Select a plan carefully such as one offered by your bank or credit card.

    2. Don't Carry Everything

    When you open your wallet, there should not be receipts or old membership cards from three years ago. Take a moment to clean out your wallet. You only want to carry your essentials such as your ID and everyday credit or debit card. There is no need to carry social security cards or birth certificates at all. If your wallet is stolen, thieves could potentially have all of your information and take all of your assets. Keep these thieves in the dark by not carrying this information. Keeping less items in your wallet makes it easier for you to organize and harder for thieves to decipher your identity and personal information

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    3. File a Police Report

    You may be frustrated or even embarrassed about a lost wallet but, you need to report it to the police. They can send out a region-wide notification about your cards or identity. If thieves try to impersonate you, they may be caught easily by casting a wider net with the help of law enforcement. In fact, there could be a rash of stolen wallets in the area that make your report a helpful clue in finding the perpetrators. Include as much detail about your wallet as possible such as detailed marks or colors on the wallet's exterior.

    4. Set "Fraud Alert"

    For the next few weeks, you want to live on cash only. You need to set all of your checking, savings and credit cards to "fraud alert" with each individual banking institution. During this alert period, your banks need to set up new accounts and numbers, along with corresponding cards. You will be effectively reduced to cash transactions until you receive your new cards and accounts. Be patient during this time. It is better that you set this "fraud alert" to avoid any withdrawals from your accounts. Thieves can take thousands of dollars in mere seconds.

    5. Keep a List

    To avoid forgetting any cards in your wallet, make a list of all your cards' names and numbers. Keep the list hidden at home. If you ever have a wallet lost or stolen, you simply refer to your list to call all your creditors and banks for notification. This list should be updated constantly, when you add new accounts. However, it is still best to keep most cards and information at home, not in your wallet.

    Keep your wallet safe as you venture outside. Stay aware of your surroundings and keep most of your personal information at home. Protect yourself from monetary loss and identity theft by following these basic strategies.

  • Wallets for Every Lifestyle!

    Unlike women's handbags, men's wallets tend to all look the same. A black trifold is the norm for many men but there is no reason to stay within the norm. Allett has a different appeal, providing the thinnest wallet for every walk of life. Your lifestyle reflects your personality, and Allett has a line of several wallet choices to fit everyone's needs, from fast-paced professionals to rugged outdoorsmen.

    Broker by Weekday, Golfer by Weekend

    If you have a ton of cards like credit or business cards, the classic leather wallet is for you. With its Napa leather, it is soft to the touch but incredibly durable for constant use. Comfortably hold all of your personal IDs, cash, and receipts in one classic design. With its chic and intuitive engineering, you can be sure to reduce the bulge of a regular wallet. Keep business cards handy as you maneuver the golf links on the weekend or use its ample space to hand out your own cards! A new thin, leather wallet holds the key to success.

    For the Minimalist

    You're the guy who likes to keep it simple. There is no need for the tons of extra items you might find in other people’s wallets. A debit card and cash is all you need. For your needs, take a look at Allett's leather sport wallet. With its smaller shape, this wallet fits well in almost any pocket, including workout pants. You still have enough space for critical ID and business cards without a bulky wallet at your side.

    The Tradesman

    If you work in a very physically demanding job, including construction or woodworking, you need a wallet that can be cleaned off easily. The nylon original wallet still holds 24 cards but the durable material allows you to wipe the surface down quickly if it should ever become dirty. Stains may dot the wallet during the day, but they can easily be swiped away, leaving you with a wallet that is good as new.

    Play Time

    Does your idea of a fantastic weekend include skiing and hiking? For the rough-and-tumble fans, the nylon sport wallet offers convenient storage with an easily wiped surface. If the wallet is exposed to water, for example, the nylon wicks away the moisture, as long as you let it air dry. These wallets offer durability against the elements with an elegant appearance.

    The James Bond Type

    If you travel a lot, and are relatively tech-savvy, you know that thieves are on the constant lookout for victims. It is even possible to steal credit card information using devices near your wallet. Allett knows you need to keep your identity and credit cards safe in this world of constant identity theft. Try the RFID wallet, which uses an alloy lining to thwart would-be thieves. Your information is always safe in these wallets.

    The Conservationist

    You may be looking for an alternative to a leather wallet. Try the EcoThin wallet that is actually made from recycled plastic bottles. With the EcoThin wallet, you'll know that you kept several bottles out of the landfills.  You can even use the wallet as a conversation-starter as well as a piece of advice for other colleagues looking to go green. Your concern about the world may prompt others to follow your lead, both personally and professionally.

    Browse through our extraordinary supply of wallets to find your perfect match. Think about your lifestyle and narrow down your wallet choices. You’ll be sure to find a favorite wallet that will stand the test of time.

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