INSURANCE CO’S: If Your House Is Robbed While You’re On Vacation And You Put Selfies On Social Media –Too Damn Bad

Published on April 24, 2015

If you go on vacation, don’t tip off burglars with your social media pictures. Or this could happen to you…

Britons have been warned posting boastful photos of their trip or mentioning the dates on social media runs the risk of helping would-be thieves identify and target their homes.

And break-in insurance claims could be thrown out if people look as though they are helping criminals – such as posting photos of themselves on sun loungers or bragging it is day one of a two–week holiday.

The Financial Ombudsman watchdog warned insurers check Facebook and Twitter accounts before paying out.

This is because an insurer might think people have not taken enough “reasonable care” to guard against theft by making such information public.

Read more: Express