Burglars using Twitter and Facebook to Case Victims
Burglars are increasingly using Twitter and Facebook to find out if potential victims have left their homes empty.
Social networking sites provide a "potential gold mine" of information for criminals, with many users unwittingly publishing their addresses, and full details of where they are and their holiday plans.
A survey of 50 former criminals, undertaken by the insurance company More Than, found that many burglars undertook a considerable amount of research before attempting to steal from people's houses – research that is easier to come by in the age of online social networks.
"Using Facebook or Twitter to boast about a big night out or a fortnight in Barbados may impress friends and colleagues, but it's enough to give the social-media savvy burglar all they need to know.
The survey found that 68 per cent said they collected information about their target's home and daily routine in advance of committing a crime.
And 12 per cent of the former criminals said they had used social networking sites to do their research – a figure likely to be far higher with the modern generation of internet savvy criminals.
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