Burglary Ring Scoped Facebook Statuses For Targets

Even though your friends may be bored with your copious Facebook posts, there is a certain group that is very interested in your lame airport terminal observations and vacation photos. That group would be thieves.

In a case that drives home the purpose of Please Rob Me, a site dedicated to raising anti-oversharing awareness, the robbers hit 50 homes in Nashua, N.H. in August. At least the criminals were slow to fence the booty. Cops confiscated as much as $200,000 in stolen goods from the suspects.

“Be careful of what you post on these social networking sites,” the local police captain told WMUR 9 of New Hampshire. “We know for a fact that some of these players, some of these criminals, were looking on these sites and identifying their targets through these social networking sites.”

In addition to upping your Facebook security settings and being careful what you post, you should also avoid releasing the football after scoring a game-winning touchdown against the Bears, lest you face brutal (though technically rulebook abiding) robbery.

Police: Thieves Robbed Homes Based On Facebook Posts [WMUR 9 via Slashdot]
(Thanks, Howard!)