Facebook, the burglary tool

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Overkill0084, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I saw this and thought, "Wow, what a shock." :rolleyes:
    I thought it kind of went without saying these days, that you don't advertise to the internet when and how long you're leaving town. Right up there with "Don't leave your car running & unattended."

    Bucks County Family Burglarized After Leaving Details About Vacation Facebook « CBS Philly

    When I went on vacation, it was strictly a "need to know" basis. I forwarded the house phone to the wife's cell (no one wants to talk to me anyway), so if you called the house, you got an answer. Most people I knew had no idea I was even gone until I returned and told them. Just the way it ought to be.
     
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  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    More proof that common sense is becoming harder and harder to find, they might as well have put all thier belongings in the yard. Dee dee dee!
     

  3. Dillinger

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    Several of us on here (Benning, Jack, Cane, myself) have been preaching about this for awhile now.

    Companies (plural) use the internet and social media to screen prospective applicants for jobs. Resume sound good? Google the person and see their Facebook, Googleplus and Twitter pages. Cheap and easy background investigation.

    Putting too much information out there is inviting people to take advantage of it. Especially now when the economy is in the crapper and people are out of work.

    I feel kind of bad for the family because who wants to return from vacation to such a violation but C'Mon People!!! A little common sense huh?? :eek:

    JD
     
  4. fmj

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    I dont have any sympathy for 'em...you have 500,000,001 "friends" and let 'em all know your gonna be gone, for how long and such......you kinda get what you deserve.

    Common sense dumb@$$!! Betcha dont do THAT again!

    Kinda like standing on the seat of your motorcycle backwards going 100mph with no helmet. NAH, nothing could go wrong with THIS scenario!:rolleyes:
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Read the local obits.
    When they post the time and date of the service, how many homes are empty?

    Do you turn on the outside lights only when you go out for the evening?

    Those social pages are not alone!
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Add the fact that most of the portable phone devices you took those beautiful pictures of your guns has imbedded the GPS location where the picture was taken.

    Can you say geocaching?
     
  7. fmj

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    Any somewhat technologically adept person can shut down the GPS feature on their phone. I have!

    But a person thats dumb enuff to post when and where they will be out of town prolly wouldnt be prudent enough of their own safety/security to do such.

    These are typically the same people that think CCW isnt needed and that the 2A is an outdated bunch of mumbo jumbo.

    Nothing turns a bleeding heart liberal (anti gun anti personal safety) into a full fledged consevative like a mouth full of their own blood, or being choked half to death with their own stockings as they are being raped.
     
  8. hydrashok

    hydrashok New Member

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    I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it.

    There is NO accountability in this country, and I'm sick of it!

    FACEBOOK is not the REASON those people were burglarized. The REASON those people were burglarized is there was a BAD GUY WHO BURGLARIZED THEM!

    The solution? HARSHER PUNISHMENT! Back in the "good ole days", horse thieves were HANGED in full view of the public at the court house square. How much problem do you think they had with horse thievin' back then?

    POINT MADE!
     
  9. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Well, you put 10, 100 dollar bills under you windshield wiper in the walmart parking lot and then complain when they come up missing!?!? its kinda YOUR fault.
     
  10. hydrashok

    hydrashok New Member

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    BULLSH*T! It's not my fault, at all! (Although it is my problem...)

    At Atlanta High School, in Atlanta, Texas, I was at the office getting a visitor pass to visit with the yearbook teacher. While the office lady was scanning my driver's license into the computer, a you lady comes up to the window and asked if anybody turned in two $20 bills. The office lady looked at her like she was crazy!

    I'm eating lunch with the yearbook lady when she brings up the fact a young man had found the money in the hall.

    The girl got her money back. That's character. That's how WE are raised in this part of the country... God Bless Texas!
     
  11. fmj

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    The point you are obviously overlooking is that there always have been and always will be people that will take advantage of others....no matter how many horse thieves you hang, there will ALWAYS be at least one to take the formers place.

    It is up to the individual to guard against these nere-do-wells.

    Buyer beware and all that. If you (an individual) hang it out there to be taken, someones gonna take it and the only person you have to blame is yourself for leaving it out there for someone to take.
     
  12. Txhillbilly

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    I came to the conclusion a long time ago,That the world's ate up with DUMBASS.
    In today's world,I think about 50% of the people get up everyday and take dumbass pills.

    I still don't get why anyone would ever have a facebook or twitter account,it's just asking for trouble.
     
  13. hydrashok

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    Again, BULLSH*T!

    The BLAME is COMPLETELY and SOLELY on the BAD GUY.

    It is *NEVER* the victim's FAULT for being victimized, it's the BAD GUY'S fault for the victimization. There are precautions people can take to prevent themselves from being victimized... and all the better for them. However, placing BLAME on a VICTIM is how the liberals think... and they've been cramming it down society's throat in this country for WAY TOO LONG.

    We are LONG over due to change how we think. Incorrectly placing blame on the victim is the NUMBER ONE CAUSE of recidivism.

    I've been to third world countries that don't have a theft problem because the punishment is so severe. As "advanced" as our society is, where our problems are more social than economic, you'd think we'd have a better system for punishing thieves, but we don't. In those third world countries, a small child who is starving wouldn't DARE steal a piece of bread. Here, where we have an obesity problem, theft is no big deal. Why? Because we shrug it off to "insurance will take care of me" or "I'll just buy a new TV because mine got stolen." I take it personally when somebody steals *MY* stuff... I worked for it, and it's MINE. If you come on my property with the intent to steal from me, you are taking your life into your hands... whether it's a 5 gallon gas can or my guns and jewelry. I take it personally.
     
  14. hydrashok

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    It's not much different than participating on a gun forum... for some of us, it's a useful tool, for others, it's something to blame society's problems.

    I, personally, have enjoyed linking up with fellow soldiers I haven't seen or heard from since basic training 16 years ago. I use it to keep up with family. I use it to keep my friends and family updated with what's going on with me.

    I'm also smart enough to sort what information I want public to be made public, and the information I want to keep private, private.
     
  15. MrWray

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    Amen brother,there are a few things that really raise my blood pressure and a thief is one of the main ones. Ive worked too hard for everything ive got for some worthless POS to take it from me because they are to damn lazy to work. It would be a bad day at my house for a thief "putting it lightly"
     
  16. shadamai

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    I keep trying to tell people this. Some of them think I am paranoid. :confused:
     
  17. IGETEVEN

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    Indeed. Advanced society = Individual human rights and due process of the law.

    Bring back public humiliation, public hangings, firing squads, beheading, and an eye for an eye. :cool:

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