Seattle—The holiday season is here and that means it's the season for break-ins.
Protecting your home and privacy has never been more important, especially online. Websites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are becoming a hunting ground for burglars.
A recent survey by the British insurance and investment management firm Legal & General found that 40% of Facebook and Twitter users share intimate holiday plans online.
That number was even higher for those 16 to 24 years-old. Two-thirds of that age group post detailed messages about their whereabouts on a regular basis. They also found about 13% of Facebook users and 92% of Twitter users tend to accept friend requests or follows without checking up on the source.
Some Facebook members we talked with have already been victims.
"We actually were broken into when I lived in Bothell. My Mac was taken and we were camping," says Rosemary Loftis.
It's also important to not let crooks know what's under your Christmas tree. Don't talk about expensive gifts you received or post pictures of Holiday parties inside your home where crooks can see items they can steal.