Idiot crooks snared by Facebook accounts

Some criminals reckon it's a very clever idea to borrow large sums of money and then 'go missing' to avoid paying it back. But some of these crooks may not be as smart as they like to think.
Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs department in the UK says it's tracking felons like this down on a regular basis by finding them on Facebook. Speaking to the Inquirer, an anonymous Customs officer says that social networks are proving to be a valuable source of information in such cases.

And if you're a villain looking to go missing with someone else's money in your pocket, don't think you can get away with it simply by not creating a Facebook page. The source says some people have been tracked down simply by finding the profiles of their friends or family and working from there.

News source: MSN

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LOL...Here in India, arranged marriages are quite popular, I read in the newspaper once, this guy was supposed to get married and his friend suggested him to search about her on google, there he stumbled across her profile on a social networking site and discovered her "other side", which was not so much like the family girl she pretended to be. Poor guy had to call his marriage off. This is a growing trend for head hunters, they tend to search about their employees online. So think twice before you post anything online. May it be in forums, or creating random profiles. I found a profile of myself that I made back when I was 14, my hobbies included flirting :redface: took it down the same second!