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Silly question - copies of credit cards?

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I seem to read over and over again to make a photo copy of both the front & back of your credit cards and pack a copy your other copies of travel documents and also leave a copy at home.

Why a copy? Why not just your number, security # and phone numbers for your bank if you have to cancel your account written down someplace separate from your cards (and copy at home with a trusted person)?

I had this discussion with two people today and they both insisted you need to make copies, but neither could tell me why an actual copy is needed vs. just having the card number and issuer phone number.

Can anyone tell me what the advantage is of the copy? Thanks!

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