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Don’t Tell the Whole World on Social Media – ‘It’s Holiday time’!

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Your social posts could put you at risk of a break in

With airlines fully booked for the next few months, holidays are still very much on the minds of most! When you’re on holiday this summer, think twice about posting pictures on social media sites while you’re away: you might be accidentally advertising that your home is empty and increasing the risk of a burglary.

Be careful what you post and when

Posting holiday snaps and sharing your location on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while you’re travelling could invalidate your home insurance as it shows that your home is likely to be unoccupied. If criminals find out your address, they could try breaking in. Sharing details and pictures of expensive new purchases on social media can not only be seen by your friends and followers but can be shared and retweeted so strangers see them.

Review the privacy settings on your social media accounts and make sure only trusted people can see your posts while you’re away.

Consider not posting holiday pictures until you get back. Vigilance is the watchword: a picture online is not the same as a framed, family snap on the mantelpiece at home, only to be seen by people you know well.


Tips to stay safe on social


Nationwide recommend you avoid taking that excited selfie of you arriving at the airport. Instead, relax, enjoy your holiday and post a selection of the best photos online when you get back.

Go ahead and share our post to your work colleagues, friends and family!

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