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Holidaymakers warned about what they share on social media

Brits off on their holidays are being warned not to post photos of their trip on social media, as it could make them vulnerable to burglary, according to a major insurer.

Research by The Co-operative Insurance found those aged 18-24 are the most likely to post about holidays online (68 per cent) but this falls to just 32 per cent for the over 55s.

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Social media users need to 'be aware of who is listening'

Social media users must "always be aware of who is listening in" if they want to share personal information with those close to them, and avoid potentially dangerous situations, according to an expert.

Rob Macpherson, from the think tank Demos, told Good Morning Britain the "onus" was on the social media user and urged them to keep any personal data vague so thieves could not use it to their advantage.

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