Pro-tip: Do Not Post A Pic Of A Pile Of Cash To Facebook

Posted on May 28, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: |

As tempting as it might seem, please do not upload a picture of a bunch of cash and then upload it to a social network.


That’s just dumb. But that’s also what one 17-year-old Australian girl did only to have two robbers armed with a knife and a club show up at her house.
The story goes that a 17-year-old girl was helpingher grandma. Likely somewhere in between vacuuming and feather dusting, the two started counting money, and, as we all know, the elderly tend to keep a good sum of cash onhand. Apparently the 17-year-old snapped a picture of the pile which waslikely fanned-out in the traditional gangster style. This girl then uploaded the picture to Facebook.
The picture of the undisclosed amount apparently attracted the attention of two robbers looking to make some quick cash. The two showed up at the girl’s house, however, the mother informed these men that the daughterno longer lived there. The two men searched the houseanyway, leaving with what the BBC describes as “a small amount of cash and a small number of personal objects.” No-one was injured.
Let this be a lesson to everyone. There is such a thing as sharing too much. As tempting as it might be toshow off your new BMW, flatscreen TV, or even puppy, sharing this information on Facebook is essentially akinto posting the same information on your grocery store’s public bulletin board.But for the love of Mark Zuckerburg, do not share a picture of a pile of cash — especially if said pile isn’t even your money.

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