The Montreal police force is warning the population not to talk about vacationing on social media.
It says telling your Facebook friends that your home is empty while you're away on vacation is an invitation to burglars.
Constable Laurent Gingras says people need to be conscious of what they're posting on social media because they can't control who sees it.
“Before the internet, would you have put on your answering machine that you were out of the country? No I don’t think so.”
Gingras says the police force does not have data linking social media to burglary but he says its common sense that it helps thieves.