The Feds are reminding Texas residents this year leading up to the holidays not to carry this certain item in their wallet or purse.

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We have all misplaced our wallets or purses, but that could become more of an issue during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

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They usually contain items like cash, credit cards, gift cards, debit cards, etc. This means losing your wallet or purse or even having it stolen could bring your holiday shopping to a screeching halt.

The federal government is encouraging citizens not to carry their social security cards with them every day.

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Avoid Carrying Your Social Security Card Every Day

With the holiday season upon us, unfortunately, that means there will be a rise in scammers operating around you at stores and places of business. All it takes is a few seconds of not paying attention to have your purse swiped or wallet picked out of your pocket.

If a scammer gets a hold of your social security card they can create a ton of havoc in your life. They can open up new credit cards, take out loans in your name, and ruin your credit score for years to come.

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The Social Security Office recommends:

The best way to 'Guard Your Card' is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states and the District of Columbia, a Social Security card isn’t required to request a Real ID. Only Pennsylvania requires it.

To read more about the dangers of losing your social security card and ways to protect yourself, click here.

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