Stop posting privacy details on social media – Police caution public


    The Police have cautioned members of the public against posting details of their privacy on social media to deter criminals from having access to information about them.

    The Odorkor Divisional Police commander, Chief Superintendent Samuel Alordey who offered the warning in an interview with The Ghanaian Times yesterday said Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram amongst others were being increasingly used by criminals to engage their victims online.

    He explained that giving information about ones whereabout make it easy for criminals to track and people adding that it was very necessary for Ghanaians to know the significance of living a “quiet life in this era of technology.”

    He further indicated that it was also dangerous for people to invite strangers like cobblers, plumbers and others into their homes adding that some criminals posed as hawkers and cobblers to attack and steal from unsuspecting members of the public.

    Chief Superintendent Alordey also mentioned that landlords should learn to use quality doors and locks to prevent easy entry into their property.

    “It is better to spend thousands or hundreds of cedis on doors than to use doors of inferior quality which would expose you to the risk of losing your life and property or being harmed,” he advised.

    According to the police commander, it was very necessary for Ghanaians to take simple security tips serious to protect themselves.

    He assured members of the public of the readiness of the police to protect them and come to their aid anytime the need arises adding that people should not lose trust in the police.

    He said “we have our patrol teams all over, especially at night and we will ensure we clamp down on all criminal activities in Odorkor and its environs and the country at large.

    Chief Superintendent Alordey issued a warning to criminals in the area saying his outfit would ensure they were all brought to book.