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Oct242010

Poll: Most Americans Worry About Identity Theft

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A new poll from a non-profit credit counseling group finds two-thirds of Americans worry about whether their personal information is at risk.

Identity theft has been the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for three years in a row. 

Adam Levin of Identity Theft 911 says you could put your information and yourself in danger simply by posting too much on a social networking site such as Facebook.

"For some reason people feel the need to give your physical address when you don't really need to do it," Levin says, adding that your home address is one of the "critical building blocks" in identity theft. 

Other information vital to a crook who's anxious to hack into your bank account includes your birth date and social security number.

Experts say the bottom line is to think before you put anything online that you wouldn't wear on a t-shirt.

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