8 things identity thieves don’t want you to know

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Many identity thieves have an unwitting accomplice: You.

If you’re like a lot of people, you have some habits that make thieves’ jobs a lot easier.

“I think honest people don’t think about what dishonest people would do,” says Mari Frank, an attorney, privacy consultant and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recovering from Identity Theft.”

“They’re not stupid,” Frank says. “But they’re too trusting.”

The bad guys want to exploit your good nature. To do so, they need you to be kept in the dark about how you expose yourself to harm.

Make the job tougher for scammers, con men and identity thieves by learning these 8 things they don’t want you to know.

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