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Facebook could get you robbed!

So are you in a habit of divulging your holiday plans, whereabouts, purchases, home interiors and other personal information on social networking sites like Facebook? You might be inviting burglars.

tech reviews Updated: Aug 28, 2009 20:04 IST

So are you in a habit of divulging your holiday plans, whereabouts, purchases, home interiors and other personal information on social networking sites like Facebook? You might be inviting professional burglars to have a field day.

The concept is backed up by recent statistics from British insurance and investment management firm Legal & General, whose survey found nearly 40% of social networking site users share holiday plans on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. They also found about 13% of Facebook users and 92% of Twitter users tend to accept friend requests or follows without checking up on the source.

So the next time you share your holiday plans excitedly on Facebook/Twitter, think again!