A 17 year old Australian girl learned a hard lesson about Facebook after flashing a wad of cash on her account.
While helping her grandmother count personal savings the girl took a picture of the wad of cash and posted it to her Facebook account. That night two men, armed with clubs and knives, raided the girl’s family home and demanded to have the cash shown online. The girl’s parents told the invaders that she not only wasn’t there, she didn’t live with them anymore and the men left only with some personal items and a small amount of money the parents had. No one was injured.
Police are searching for the two men, but also are using this as an example of the dangers of the information that people put out online.
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