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Alert message sent 11/07/2019 14:10:00

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Those setting off on holiday this Summer may want to reconsider posting snaps and 'checking in' on social media. Doing so may make you a burglary target.
Uploading images to the internet and tagging the location puts you at risk of having your home broken in to by thieves.
Here’s some tips to staying safe on social:
1. Don’t give too much information away about yourself and your life
2. Avoid posting photos from inside your home
3. Don’t mention your address on any social network or sites that aren’t trusted
4. Don’t announce any risk to your home, such as a smashed window or broken alarm
5. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on Facebook
6. Don’t announce when you’re going on holiday
7. Don’t ‘check-in’ at airports or holiday destinations on social channels. This tells people you’re out of the country and not home
8. Only post your holiday pictures when you return home
9. Don’t post photos of new expensive items you’ve bought or received as presents
10. Regularly check the privacy settings of your social media profiles. Be sure who you’re sharing your content with
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Carolyn Anstey (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Runnymede)

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