Q: A pickpocket grabbed my wallet, including credit cards and driver's license. I reported everything but could this incident damage my credit score?
A: You acted correctly in reporting the theft. If you have contacted all the authorities, including the motor vehicle office and credit card holders, you have made a good start in protecting these accounts. To protect your credit score, you could ask the credit bureaus to add a fraud alert
to your credit files to help prevent unauthorized new credit from being opened.
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