Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z, and a bunch of other celebrities got hacked this week, and their financial information was posted online. Which has everybody even more worried than usual about identity theft.
--So in case it ever happens to YOU, here are the three things you have to do immediately, according to "USA Today".
#1.) Call Your Bank and Your Creditors. Obviously that's first on the list. And you should also get a copy of your credit report online to see if there's anything suspicious.
--If you go to the websites for the three major credit agencies . . . Experian, Equifax, and Transunion . . . you can also set up a "fraud alert" warning for free.
--It lasts three months, and requires creditors to call you if there's a credit request made in your name.
#2.) Scan and Update Your Computer. Do a scan to make sure you don't have a virus. Then make sure you have the latest version of whatever operating system your computer runs on, because running an old version can make you more vulnerable.
#3.) Change Your Passwords. If you're like most people, you use the same one for a bunch of different websites. So for example, if your email gets hacked and you use the same password on Facebook and Twitter, change them all.