Social Media has become the thieves’ dream. People who post check ins, updates and selfies in front of a ship in Cyprus are setting themselves up for a possible break-in at the home they left unguarded.
We all know that it is so much fun to watch the “Likes” accumulate as your status travels through your friends and followers Facebook newsfeed.
One of the exciting aspects of going on vacation is the thrill and joy of sharing it with other people. Riding a Cable Car in San Francisco, standing at the top of the Empire State Building, climbing through the Grand Canyon … who doesn’t want to post “their excitement” immediately to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and Instagram? But Computer Security Experts warn against, what seems to most people, to be such a harmless practice.
- “Sipping the Best Martini ever at the Rainbow Room” – This simple status update on Facebook immediately signals to crooks that you are away from home, and targets your house for possible looting. If a Facebook Friend “likes” your status it is possible that that information will be shared on someone’s Newsfeed, enabling them to see your home is unguarded. Don’t ever assume that your information is not traveling beyond your circle of friends.
- Checking-In Having a Great Afternoon At Martell’s Tiki Bar – Posting photos of yourself, tagging a friend and allowing Facebook to post your present location through “GeoTagging” is also not a good idea. Now strangers and stalkers know exactly where you are at the current moment.
- “Just Booked A Much Needed Weekend Getaway This Weekend” – Lastly it is also not a good idea to let friends know about your upcoming vacation, getaway and travel plans. It is an open invitation for thieves, criminals and creeps know where you are, when you are leaving and possibly break into your house, or come after you.
We hope you will consider the possible consequences of what may seem like a harmless Facebook or Twitter post “BEFORE” updating your status on social media. You never know who is watching, or what their intent is.
Amazingly, someone is always watching…
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