I will never pay for anything on a flight again ever.
October 3, 2012 10:53 AM Subscribe
I lost my wallet on an airplane for 24 hours. I started the process of cancelling accounts but it was just recovered. Should I cancel my cards and bank account anyway?
posted by amycup to Work & Money (9 answers total)
Yesterday I left my wallet on a flight from Boston to LA. When I went to get into my shuttle to go home, I realized my wallet was missing.
I spoke with the customer service staff as soon as I realized it was missing. He has the plane checked and they had no luck. It was heading right back to Boston and he said they would check again when they did a "deep cleaning," but gave me a long list of reasons as to why I may be out of luck.
Since they had checked it more than once, I figured it was better to be safe. To protect myself, I immediately went to my bank and had my old account closed, my money moved and my cards cancelled. I had checks in the wallet, so my account number was also compromised. However, this morning I was alerted that my wallet was indeed found and will be fedex'd to me overnight.
Now my question is - what should I do? my bank left my account open for 24 hours with no money in it just in case I missed a transaction or two. Should I move forward with the new account or cancel everything as planned? It's a huge pain to reroute everything but I have no idea who, if anyone, had my wallet and what information they may have noted. Thoughts?