in2town Warn of the Dangers of Using Social Media While on Holiday

Manchester Airport car parking experts has warned social media is causing an increase in burglary and car theft while the owners are on holiday


Manchester, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/24/2015 -- A leading airport car parking company is warning holidaymakers about the dangers of using social media while on holiday. has said criminals are using online social media platforms to find out when homeowners and car owners are away on holiday.

Everyone loves taking pictures while on holiday, and sharing them with friends. Thousands of people, each year, post their pictures online including Twitter and Facebook. However, posting pictures on social media is a big advertisement to criminals who are made aware that a property maybe empty. It is also a signal to criminals that a car parked on the driveway could be an attractive target with the owner being abroad in the sun.

Chris Fryer from said:

"Taking pictures and sharing them with friends is a lot of fun, but it could also be a costly mistake when they are posted online. We advise holidaymakers to wait until they are back at home before sharing their holiday snaps."

According to Chris Fryer, it is not just a case of making an empty home more attractive to criminals, it could also result in the insurance company not paying out.

According to insurance experts, a homeowner has the responsibility to take reasonable care in making the home and possessions secure. If an insurance company found out a holidaymaker was broadcasting their home was empty and they got burgled, they may not pay out.

As well as making sure the home is secure, insurance experts also advise people should put their car in a secure airport car park to avoid the car being stolen while on holiday. advise their customers not to broadcast their holiday plans online and instead tell people about their holiday when they arrive back home.

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