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You’re More Likely to Become A Victim of ID Theft If You Do This…

Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year? Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which a thief steals key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security number or driver’s license number, in order to impersonate you, usually for financial gain. When this happens to people, trying to recover from the damage inflicted on them is a big headache and can take months, if not years.

To help keep you aware of and safe from ID theft, we’ve compiled a list of the most common activities or mistakes people make that frequently lead to this crime. Keep reading to see how likely you are to become–or hopefully not become–a victim. You can also go here for more information and tips.