5 things identity thieves don't want you to know

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    By Brett Montgomery/Credit.com

    Identity thieves don't want you to read this article.

    They've made an entire industry out of living off of other peoples' good names. And when you know their typical tricks, stealing your identity is much harder.

    Unfortunately, not enough people know what puts their identities at risk for theft. And that has helped keep identity theft the No. 1 consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for 15 years running. Do you like the idea of thieves using your name to make money and cause you financial headaches? Of course not.

    So take a minute to make sure you're aware of five foolish behaviors that identity thieves love and how to fix them.