Ill-Advised Facebook Post Leads to Burglary

Indiana woman's 'friend' took advantage of her absence, she says
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2010 11:00 AM CDT
A Facebook login page.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – An Indiana woman is convinced an ill-advised Facebook status update got her house burgled by one of those online “friends” you probably shouldn’t friend in the first place. Last weekend, Keri McMullen innocently let her online circle know that she and her fiancée would be out all night at a concert. Later, security cameras in her home caught burglars ransacking the place, and taking off with a haul of expensive electronics.

To be fair, Facebook then helped her identify the intruders, though police aren’t taking her word for it just yet. She posted photos of the burglars, and a real friend recognized McMullen’s “friend.” “I haven’t seen him in over 20 years,” she tells the Evening News and Tribune. Apparently, he didn’t even have to go to pleaserobme.com, as McMullen had posted photos of her home and all the swag inside. She appears to have learned a valuable social networking lesson the hard way. “Just because you have someone on your Facebook doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy.” (Read more PleaseRobMe.com stories.)

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