Burglary risk from social media holiday posts
British holidaymakers are putting their possessions at risk by posting too much information on social media.
Research shows that 23% of Brits do not consider the implications of giving their travel plans away on Facebook and Twitter, despite the fact that 8% of travellers have returned home to find they have been burgled.
One in ten (10%) updates their profile picture with a holiday snap within the first day of their trip and a third (33%) 'check in' from their hotel room.
The risks of posting too much information online was recently highlighted by the actress Helen Flanagan, who was robbed after posting on Twitter that her boyfriend was away.
'Going away is exciting for anyone, but not nearly as exciting as it can be for burglars who prey on evidence of an empty home,' commented Nikki Sellers from the insurance firm esure, which commissioned the poll.
'Sometimes you don't know just who could be watching on social media … so it's important not to give too much detail away.'
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