A woman brags on a social media site that they have a small business and they do very well financially. She mentions that they will be enjoying some alone time because her husband will be out of town on business. Kidnappers can use that information to plan on capturing a woman alone who has a husband who has the ability to pay a large ransom for her return.
Officers need to be particularly careful to keep their personal information confidential. Tell everyone about your three week vacation when you get back, not before. Keep your address confidential. Don’t let people on social media know that anyone will be home alone. Brief your kids and spouse on the potential dangers and check the sites they use periodically to insure your information is kept safe; that’s what the SGT Says.