Who do you really want to share that piece of good news with? Your shiny new car, say, or your swanky seaside holiday. Your mum? Your best mate? All the neighbourhood burglars?
That’s what lots of us are doing, according to Tony Gooch. And he should know. Because, in his own words: “I used to burgle homes for a living.”
Today, Tony’s nine-to-five has been transformed. He spends his time helping young people to turn their lives around and steer clear of crime. Still, he knows the tricks of the trade, and many of them involve your social media. An estimated 78% of burglars use social media to establish their target and time their actions. It seems to be working. According to the Office of National Statistics, burglaries rose 4% in the year 2022 to 2023—that’s an extra 10,000 homes.
No need to panic, though. “What you can do is make it a lot less likely for a criminal to target your property,” explains Tony. Let’s follow his insider hacks below.