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For wishing people didn't advertise their purchases to burglars!

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stayingaliveisawayoflife · 25/12/2019 10:31

I have just seen an old school friend has put pics on Facebook of her children with all their expensive Christmas gifts including fistfuls of £20 notes. She moved this year and put lots of info up including pics of her street and front door. She always goes to her mums tomorrow and the house will be empty apart from the gifts money and her two pug dogs! Why oh why do people not have more sense!

One of my friends called me a killjoy when I put up a warning post and I reminded her that she put up a back to school pic in front of her front door in September and mentions her street regularly. If I can work out where she lives so can other people!

Just be careful what you put online folks.

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twilightcafe · 25/12/2019 10:35

Serves them right for being so crass and stupid.


Gingerkittykat · 25/12/2019 10:44

I got a lecture from my aunt when I posted on FB about my holiday because it was an advert to burglars the house would be empty. In reality my closed friends list are not going to rob my house.

I think as long as people are sensible with their settings then it is fine from a safety point of view to post these things.


WorraLiberty · 25/12/2019 10:45

Everyone on my FB knows where Iive anyway as they're actual friends/family.

But you're right, some people add every Tom, Dick and Harry and wouldn't know a privacy setting if it bit them on the arse.


Milquetoaster · 25/12/2019 10:47

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stayingaliveisawayoflife · 25/12/2019 10:49

I have my settings very tightly set and monitored don't worry. My friend however has everything open to the Facebook world!

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Biancadelrioisback · 25/12/2019 10:51

FFS, it really doesn't impact you at all so why are you so concerned?


Aragog · 25/12/2019 10:51

Serves them right for being so crass and stupid.

So the children side serve to have their new gifts taken because of a photograph?! Hmm

No one deserves to be burgled ever.
People should be able to post what they like and not be at risk of having their house broken into and the possessions taken.

If you've ever been burgled you'd no how awful it is and wouldn't believe anyone deserves it.

If someone is burgled the only people at fault are those who break in and take stuff that isn't theirs.


TulipCat · 25/12/2019 10:57

It depends how wide their circle of "friends" is. If they are friends with all and sundry and not very selective then maybe not a good idea, but if they are only friends with actual friends then I think it's fine.


tttigress · 25/12/2019 10:59

I guess you can just occasionally warn her, but there is not much else you can do.

Personally, I have cut back in Facebook use drastically, and even when I do for example post a few holiday snaps, I make sure it is after we have returned from the holiday.

Must admit, when Facebook first became popular I went a bit crazy, posting many details, but I really had to look at myself in the mirror and ask am I just doing this to show off.


BahBloodyHumbug · 25/12/2019 11:02

I would share that using stricter settings (i.e for family and very close friends only). Not a big deal.
Having it public is stupid, yes.


reginafelangee · 25/12/2019 11:07

To be fair a burglar can go to pretty much any home in the land for pickings over the next few days without the help of Facebook

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