Posey County Sheriff's Office in Indiana has a warning for Tri-Staters that applies to us all. "Don't let anyone have access to information that you don't want them to know.”
Many of us innocently post information online about what we are doing, where we are, and when we'll be back - like"I'm going out shopping now," or "We will be away all weekend," or "We are at the restaurant now." You could just as easily put a sign on your house reading NO ONE IS HOME, telling the burglars where to find the key, and giving them a free pass to enter your home, or business.
Tricia Schneider, 38, of Posey County, Indiana, an alleged burglary suspect, admits to using Facebook posts to pick her targets. She allegedly stole credit cards and an estimated $40,000 to $60,000 in jewelry to fund a meth addiction. She is currently residing in the Posey County Jail, charged with burglary and theft.
A good rule of thumb is never post that you will be away from home. Be vague about the date of any trip, and wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your trip was.
Be sure the box for Public search results is not checked. To prevent strangers from accessing your page, set Facebook's privacy controls to "Select Only Friends" for Facebook search results.