Millions of Idahoans have identity stolen

Posted at 8:05 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:05:14-05

Many Idahoans received letters in the mail recently saying their information had been stolen in a cyber attack against the U.S. government's office of personnel management.

In fact, 212 million people had their identities compromised. The letters ask people to go to the office's website and sign up for free identity protection. The letter is legitimate, but scammers are trying their best to take advantage of the situation.

"The scam artists set up fake sites,” said Dale Dixon of the Better Business Bureau. “Scammers are sending out e-mails, they're doing a number of things trying to get people to give up even more information through this process because 21 million people impacted -- that's a lot of potential for a scam artist."

The BBB says if you get a phone call, text, or e-mail relating to this security  breach and asking for your personal information it's likely a scam.