Home insurers could soon penalise you for broadcasting your whereabouts
Insurance companies could use social networking as a way of squeezing higher premiums out of customers, according to some fresh jaw-fart from a man at Confused.com.
Darren Black, head of home insurance believes that, as using sites like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, allows strangers to tell when you are and aren’t at home, the risk of burglary will be increased, giving the insurers a golden opportunity to bleed a few more quid out of you.
He says: "Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their information gathering, even using Google Earth and Streetview to plan their burglaries with military precision. Insurance providers are starting to take this into account when they are assessing claims and we may in future see insurers declining claims if they believe the customer was negligent."
The warning comes in the wake of the Please Rob Me site which appeared this week, listing Foursquare users who aren’t at home and are therefore probably ripe for a good hard burgling.
Here at Bitterwallet, we’re in our windowless underground pod 24/7, so no one’s gonna get their paws on our crown jewels. Know this.