Why You Should Never Post Pictures From Your Vacation Abroad
The next time you post pictures of yourself on the beach on social media, you might want to think twice about who you share them with.
Experts have warned Britons who post holiday photos online could lose thousands of dollars.
Indeed, it could invalidate your insurance if your house is burglarized during your vacation.
As you have shown your property to be empty, it could be used against you for liability and leave you with thousands of pounds out of your pocket.
A 2019 survey found that one in 12 Britons have been robbed after bragging on social media, having marked their location as away from home.
Financial expert Holly Bennett of NerdWalletsays you should think twice.
She said WalesOnline“At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, you could create easy pick-ups for would-be thieves while your home is unoccupied.
“If you’re making a claim after a break-in that happened while you were away and the insurer checks your profile, those social media posts may not help your case.”
Other experts have also spoken of the risk it entails.
Ruby Gonzalez, Communications Director of NordVPN already said Cosmopolitan“While it’s fun to post vacation photos and let everyone know you’re having a cocktail on a sunny beach, it sends a clear signal to burglars that your house is empty.”
ABTA currently warns: “Be careful what you write or photos you share on social media, which could identify you as being on holiday.”
If you want to share photos, it is best to do so when you return from vacation.
Or if you desperately want to share the footage while traveling, make sure your accounts are private or only for friends and family.
Sharing photos when you’re not on vacation is fine – here are the most Instagrammed picnic spots in the UK.
However, do not use free Wi-Fi on vacation – using free Wi-Fi points on vacation puts you at risk of being hacked.
This story originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission.