2 July 2013 - 4:57pm | posted by | 0 comments

Celebrity tweeters warned they could be at increased risk of burglary

Celebrity tweeters warned they could be at increased risk of burglaryCelebrity tweeters warned they could be at increased risk of burglary

Rich and famous tweeters could be advertising themselves to criminals by splashing details of their lives on Twitter, according to senior police officers.

Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, spokesman on burglary for the Association of Chief Police Officers, warned that people who provide regular updates on their whereabouts could become potential targets of theft.

It follows claims that criminals are closely monitoring social network sites for clues as to when people may be out of their homes, reducing the risk of getting caught.

This follows a raid on the home of Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan shortly after she tweeted a message indicating that she was at home alone. Three armed men swooped on her home within hours, making off jewelry and other valuables.
Morgan said: “Social networking has become a part of everyday life.

"Unfortunately there are some individuals who use it as a means of gathering information to commit crime.

"Users of social networking sites need to be aware of this and use caution when telling people where they are, or posting messages about valuables on their possession or in their homes.

"Simple precautions can avoid putting yourself and your home at risk."

Don't miss out... Get your Social Media news by email

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Agency51 Design & Development - Women Make Waves

22/07/2014
Challenge. Women Make Waves is a new online blog network...

Swoon Editions

22/07/2014
The Client Swoon Editions is an online furniture brand that...

Asda Store Proposition Intranet

17/07/2014
The Client Asda is Britain’s second largest supermarket...

Timberland Apparel merchandising

15/07/2014
Six large installations in Milan for footwear and apparel....

Hudson Fuggle: Case study

15/07/2014
We spoke to Sue Higgins Finance Director at creative agency...