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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:24

British burglars use Facebook to size up homes

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An interesting survey carried out by a British insurance firm has found that burglars are turning to Facebook to learn more about their potential targets. When we say targets, we mean you.

Apparently burglars are increasingly relying on Facebook status posts to learn whether a home is vacant or not, so it might be a good idea to think twice before boasting about your upcoming trip to the Maldives.

The survey was carried out on 50 former burglars who noted that people also leave other useful personal information on Facebook, such as mobile phone numbers. Obviously, burglars can just dial the number and if they get an international ring tone, they are in business.

Interestingly, some 86 percent of these tech savvy burglars can be stopped by a relatively low tech dog. However, if you take off on holiday and leave your poor pooch alone for a few days, don’t be surprised if you end up with a few bite marks when you get back.

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+1 #1 Fud_u 2010-07-20 10:42
Ok people, I'm your friend, now tell me when you're going to vacation so that I can watch your house for you?
 
 
+2 #2 dan 2010-07-20 10:43
And how many users post their fraking address on there? Not many.
 
 
+3 #3 nele 2010-07-20 10:45
Quoting dan:
And how many users post their fraking address on there? Not many.


Google takes care of that...
 
 
+1 #4 AMD 2010-07-20 10:55
Now, this is a very funny and very interesting article : D
 
 
-2 #5 yourma2000 2010-07-20 13:10
Post status saying you're going to work
wait in with golf club
??????????
PROFITS!!!
 

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