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How Burglars Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

With the rise of social media, burglars have easier access to specific information regarding homeowners than ever before.

More than 75% of burglars reportedly use Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare to target potential properties. But that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself.

The following infographic, issued by the UK’s Distinctive Doors, takes a look at all the ways burglars utilize social media, and therefore what you should be doing to secure your property.

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4 Out Of 5 Burglars Use Twitter And Facebook To Select Victims, Says Survey

An eye-opening 78 percent of burglars have said that social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare are being used to select properties.

54 percent also said that placing their status and whereabouts on social networking sites was a common mistake made by homeowners.

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