Identity theft is a huge issue currently affecting the entire country.

While many people think it can only affect older people, there are plenty of young people who learned the hard way about identity theft.

Scammers can get full access to your identity because of a few simple things that you may have in your pocket or wallet right now.

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According to the latest numbers from Fool, more than 1.1 million reports of identity theft were reported in 2022.


Michigan had a total of 21,760 number of identity theft reports.

"Credit card fraud was the most common type of identity theft in 2022, with 440,666 reports. 318,087 credit card fraud reports have been filed in the first three quarters of 2023. Synthetic fraud is the fastest growing form of identity theft. The auto lending industry suffered $1.8 billion in losses due to synthetic fraud in the first half of 2023. The retail and video game industries are targeted most by synthetic fraud."

Identity theft can happen to anyone if you carry important documents with you that can be stolen.

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What 7 Items Did Experts Warn Michiganders to Not Carry in Their Wallets?

A lot of the things you should not carry in your wallet are things that may be common sense to some.

You should not carry the following items in your wallet or on your person in general:

  • Social Security Card

  • Checks

  • Multiple Credit Cards

  • Spare House Key

  • Unused Gift Cards

  • Password Cheat Sheet

  • Receipts

If you want to know why it is EXTREMELY important to not carry these items with you, keep reading below.

Experts Warn You to NOT CARRY These 7 Items in Your Wallet

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