Facebook Places plonkers and twit tweeters beware

Facebook Places pinpoints your exact location. Churchill home insurance warns this could drive an increase in house burglaries.

Claire Foster, spokesperson said:

"Our customers are covered whether they tell people where they are or not. However, common sense dictates that you should avoid advertising to opportunistic thieves where you are. To return home and discover you have been broken into is an awful experience for anyone to endure.

"Thankfully most items can be covered by home insurance. However, some items, especially those of particular sentimental value, could well be irreplaceable making home security measures of even greater importance. Almost one in five households have had family heirlooms stolen whilst they were away from their home and over one in four were emotionally attached to the items claiming they had held great memories"

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