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Keep vacation plans to yourself online

Friday, June 29, 2012


Summertime is vacation time for many families.  As much as you’re looking forward to that upcoming trip, think twice before you broadcast your travel plans via social media.
People who are active on sites such as Facebook and Twitter sometimes post messages detailing when and where they plan to vacation. Or, they may post to let their online friends and followers know they will be offline during a family vacation.  Some people even post while they’re on vacation, sharing photos or updates from their trip.
In each case, the result can be the same: You could return home to find that someone broke into your residence while you were away.
Don’t let anyone in your family advertise your vacation plans.
If you want to share your vacation plans with a small circle of trusted friends and family, use privacy settings to make sure that only they will see your posts.
Or better yet, wait until you get back home to share your vacation news and photos online.
Visit our website for more information about Internet privacy.