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How Facebook posts and tweets give thieves helping hand

Survey shows 35 percent of people advertise their vacation plans via social networking sites.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: October 8, 2012 5:38:00 pm

More than a third of people lay their homes open to burglars by telling the world on Twitter or Facebook that they are going on a holiday,a study has found.

The survey of 2,000 homeowners found 35 per cent advertise their vacation plans via social networking sites,while 71 per cent let mail pile up or don’t leave a light on while they are away,said insurer Quotemehappy.com.

“Homeowners are leaving tell-tale signs that they’re away,making it even easier for burglars to strike,” the Daily Express quoted Henry Topham of Quotemehappy.com,as saying.

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