"You just need to be very cautious," said Fayetteville Police Sgt. Craig Stout. Facebook and Twitter can be great things that you can use to keep in touch with the outside world. "Everyone loves to be able to go on vacation and post pictures about what they are doing," said Stout.
But Stout says you could also be keeping in touch with criminals. "And now they know you are out of town for an extended period of time and your house is easy pickens," said Stout.
Stout says these days it could be your best friend or long lost one because people tend to add anyone as a friend on Facebook. "Much like anything else with the advent of social media technology, it has become easier for criminals across the board," said Stout.
Stout recommends if you still want to post then don't be too descriptive. Otherwise you could end up burglarized.
"You take the risk of having your home burglarized which means losing your property and that sense of being violated. The fact that your home is supposed to be your safe secure place and someone has come in and violated that," said Stout.
And police also recommend you write down the serial numbers of all the valuable items you have in case they do get stolen. It will help officers track your stolen stuff down.