23rd September 2010
Churchill home insurance warns users not to advertise to thieves.
For several years, UK households have been updating their Facebook status and tweeting their every move. Now there is an even more accurate way to tell all your 'friends' where you are. Facebook Places pinpoints your exact location. Churchill home insurance warns this could drive an increase in house bulglaries.
Claire Foster, spokesperson for Churchill home insurance, comments: "Our customers are covered whether they tell people where they are or not. However, common sense dictates that you should avoid advertising to opportunistic thieves where you are. To return home and discover you have been broken into is an awful experience for anyone to endure.
"Thankfully most items can be covered by home insurance. However, some items, especially those of particular sentimental value, could well be irreplaceable making home security measures of even greater importance. Almost one in five households have had family heirlooms stolen whilst they were away from their home and over one in four were emotionally attached to the items claiming they had held great memories"
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Founded in 1989, Churchill is now one of the UK’s leading providers of general insurance, offering car, home, travel and pet insurance cover over the phone or on-line.
Churchill general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Churchill and U K Insurance Limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc.