'OK to check-in while on holiday'

SUGGESTIONS holiday-makers tempted to advertise their absence from their homes by "checking-in" or updating their status on Facebook will not be insured for robberies has been rebuffed by a local broker.

Paul Munson said he was not aware of anything that could result in an insurance holder having their coverage voided after alluding to an empty house.

Although he could only speak for his company, Mr Munson said advertising an empty home was not within the wordings of insurance policies and said vacant homes only became an issue after 60 days of being empty.

He said while it may not leave you uninsured, it was not prudent to advertise a holiday trip in any form.

"(I have heard about) a man who went to the pub and told everyone he was going away for a holiday and his house got robbed," Mr Munson said.



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