Letting People Know Your Location Via Facebook Places Could Get You Robbed

With location-based services on the rise, and given Facebook‘s popularity, its recently launched Facebook Places location check-in feature should make it a good choice for you to let friends and others know where you are. The problem is, when others–those who aren’t your friends–know where you are, they also know that you’re not home and can burglarize your property. From what seemed to be urban legend to actual incident, the town of Nashua New Hampshire discovered just that: don’t broadcast your whereabouts on Facebook, Foursquare or other such services as it could get you robbed. Fifty robberies had occurred in Nashua and local police have caught up with the burglars to discover over $100,000 in stolen property.

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