Burglars used social network status updates to select victims • The Register

Burglars used social network status updates to select victims • The Register.

Posting your location can have unintended consequences. A band of burglars in Nashua, NH were arrested for an estimated 50 burglaries in the area whose locations were chosen based on information they collected from social networks including Facebook.

“Be careful of what you post on these social networking sites,” said Capt. Ron Dickerson of Nashua police. “We know for a fact that some of these players, some of these criminals, were looking on these sites and identifying their targets through these social networking sites.”