Burglars Admit to Using Location-Based Services for Surveillance [Infographic]

A surprising number of them confess that they not only use Google street view as a surveillance tool, but they also confessed checking social networking sites to determine if the homeowners were home.

Location-based services help you tell your friends where you are, in case they want to join you for lunch or dinner — but could such postings be an open invitation for burglars to rob your home?

According to a study of 50 former U.K. burglars, posting your whereabouts on a social media site is one of the top five most common mistakes made my homeowners who are burglarized.

Credit Sesame designed an infographic illustrating the study of the former U.K. burglars. A surprising number of them confess that they not only use Google street view as a surveillance tool, but they also confessed checking social networking sites to determine if the homeowners were home, so they could burglarize the premises.

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