Social Media Makes Burglars Happy

Socially Savvy Criminal

With most stories, there’s a need to explain the concept and proceed to the meat of the issue. In this case, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. We know it. We check in at the airport, tell the world we’re heading out for a few days, and in the back of our mind we wonder if this information can be used by criminals to take our property.

It can. It happens.

Rather than expand at this point, let’s dive right into the numbers. Here’s the stats, courtesy of our friends at Credit Sesame. Click to enlarge.

Social Media Criminals

JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

9 thoughts on “Social Media Makes Burglars Happy

  1. Totally agree that people should use location services on their smartphones and social media very carefully. Best practice is not to post ANYTHING to social media sites that you are not happy to broadcast to all!

  2. Another big think to think about is Google Street View! Burglars can use this to scout out potential targets. I recently wrote an article that might be helpful to readers on how to better protect a home’s “social” security:

    5 Useful Ways to Protect Your Home’s “Social” Security:
    http://simplisafe.com/blog/5-useful-ways-improve-your-homes-social-security

    Feel free to re-post or share!

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