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!