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Warning: LivingSocial website hacked


A warning if you're one of LivingSocial's 50 million customers: The deal-of-the-day site says crooks could have their hands on some of your personal information, right now.

The company announced Friday night their website was hacked. Customer names, e-mail addresses and birth dates may have been exposed. However, it remains unclear how much information may have been exposed.

LivingSocial has been contacting customers ever since the company learned of the cyber attack. Representatives said customer credit card data was not compromised.

Even though credit card information appears to be safe, Tom Gallagher with the Better Business Bureau, says there's still reason to be cautious.

"If I pay my bills by being a crook, I'm going to know how to get all kinds of information. That's what these folks do for a living and they've very good at it," Gallagher said. 

Gallagher suggests getting a free credit report to make sure nothing out of the ordinary is happening. By law, you're entitled to three free credit reports per year -- one from each of the three reputable services listed on FTC.gov.

"Watch those bills every single month, watch your bank statements, your credit card bills. Be sure that they only have things on there that you want," Gallagher said.

As for LivingSocial, the company is actively working with law enforcement to investigate the attack. LivingSocial users are being urged to change their passwords for now.

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