Posting online photos could cause you to lose property insurance

Posting updates about your holiday on social media could leave you vulnerable to being burgled – and even worse, your insurer may not pay out if your things are stolen.

Source: How ‘Insta-bragging’ could soon invalidate your insurance

Data from ADT, the alarm and security systems provider, revealed that 78pc of burglars use Facebook and Twitter to target potential properties.

This is why I post any “on vacation” photos to restricted social media only (“friends” on FB or email, only). All other photos, such as to Flickr, are posted after I have returned from the trip.

Posting online photos can have propaganda effects in that many use such photos to bolster their image among their friends or peer group.

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