There are new developments today after 26 million veterans' personal information including social security numbers, was stolen. Millions of veterans were sent letters like this one, saying the Veterans Administration doesn't think any criminals have used their personal information information yet.
Air Force veteran Dominique Small was shocked to find out burglars stole confidential records from a VA employee's home. She says she's been vigilant about protecting her personal information. Now theives have her social security number and date of birth. She says it's just enough information to potentially ruin someone's credit. Small says she doesn't understand how one burglary opened millions of veterans up for identity theft.
Dominique Small: "I didn't understand that, because I go to the VA for this area, so how did someone get one disk that covered a multitude of areas, I don't understand that.
The VA has set up the "1-800-FED-INFO" hotline for any questions or if a veteran thinks their identity has been stolen. Why the government says veterans shouldn't trust any calls or e-mails about their social security numbers, tonight at ten.
The best thing to do is call your credit companies and put a "fraud alert" on your account, so they'll be looking for identity thieves too.