AAA Urges Travelers Not to Post Vacation Plans on Social Media

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- AAA suggests to never post your travel plans or pictures on social media while you are away.

According to Waynesboro Police, last last week a break-in happened at a home after a family posted trip updates on social media. They were gone for only 10 hours, but enough time for criminals to steal thousands of dollars worth of items.

Police say they don't see this problem too often in the Shenandoah Valley, but posting pictures and updates while you're away shows your house is empty.

Phil Wickline, who lives in Harrisonburg, said this issue didn't even cross their minds.

"I don't think I would hesitate to share that I was going on vacation or taking a trip. I wouldn't expect for any of my Facebook friends to come and rob me," Wickline said.

If you have plans to take a vacation this summer, police suggest you have someone come by your home daily to check things out. They also suggest you have someone collect your mail and newspapers while you're away to make it look like your house has been lived in. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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