543,018 people were reported missing in 2020 – which believe it or not is the lowest number in over 30 years. It’s one of those things where you don’t think it could happen to you until it does. Let’s hope your friends and family never have to worry about something like this happening to you but if it does, you’ll want them to have as much information as possible when they try to find you.
Podcasts like the “Crime Junkie Podcast” have us thinking we should create our own "If I Go Missing" Folder. They made it easy with this editable PDF that you can fill out with your information. You can also create your own version of an “If I Go Missing” Folder. Here are some things to consider including
- General info and physical appearance including scars, tattoos
- Medical info including doctor contact info and medical history
- Modes of transportation
- Typical workday
- Frequently visited locations
- Financial institution info including branch details and account numbers
- Debts Owed
- Social media logins, email passwords, and phone password
- Previous addresses
If you're like us you're thinking WHOA...this is a one way ticket to identity theft. And you're right. They suggest you keep it with a trusted lawyer or a safe deposit box in the bank with only you and your most trusted people having access and knowledge of it. They also suggest you update the folder every 6 months especially if you change your appearance or routine.