Last week, a teenage girl decided to post a picture of a large amount of cash on Facebook only to have her family ROBBED 7 hours later because of it!
Keep reading for the details…
According to BBC News, the 17-year-old girl was helping her 72-year-old grandmother count her cash savings when she decided to snap a photo of the money and post it on Facebook. A press release by the local police force explains that this social media activity occured in Sydney, Australia at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. At 11:30 p.m. on the same day, a house about 75 miles south-west was invaded by two armed men. The girl’s mother, a 58-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were home at the time.
Brandishing a knife and a wooden club, the two men “allegedly entered the home demanding to speak with the girl about the cash” seen in the Facebook photo. After the girl’s mother explained that she no longer lives at that address, the men proceeded to search the house and “took a small amount of cash and other personal property before leaving.”
Law enforcement are still unclear how the robbers connected the girl’s mother address with her social media activity.
Well, we can give them a tip…whenever a picture is taken on a smartphone, the location of where that photo is taken is saved. If they were able to download the picture off Facebook, the location coordinates could have “downloaded” right along with it and that’s how they got her location. Duh