So you got a new wallet for Christmas/Hanuka/Kwanzaa? Good for you, so did I. Here's what you can do: 1. Get a Visa Gift Card from WalMart, load it for a few bucks and spend it down. 2. Get an American Express gist card via the internet for a few bucks and spend it down. 3. I have several cards (Southwest Airlines, outdated auto insurance card, etc) which are of no or of insignificant value. 4. Put all this stuff in your old wallet together with a ten, a five and five ones. Now for $20 and a little effort you have a throw-away wallet. A thief's quick glance will convince him/(or her!!) that this stuff is the real deal--while you are using sneaker-fu (running like hell). This is the wallet you have in your back pocket or in an instantly handy part of your purse. The thief expects you to get at it in a "normal" way. Your real wallet is in another pocket or part of your purse. If you have a real chance of escape, take it rather than shoot somebody down over what's in your real wallet.