An innocent seeming Facebook post by a teenager resulted in her mother’s home being robbed. That’s what happened in Australia recently.
The girl snapped a photo of a large amount of cash she was helping her elderly grandmother count. Then shared it on Facebook. Then the crooks found her address and robbed her home.
Social media can be a great way to share information, photographs and fun times for all of us. But criminals have Facebook and Twitter accounts just like the hundreds of millions of law-abiding people do. And they pay attention for opportunities to take advantage of those who forget that social media is truly that – social. Just about anyone can see the photos and read the posts you make.
Here are some tips for safe use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter (click on the graphic to view).