Farmers Weekly: Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery

Farmers Weekly: Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery. “Criminal gangs are monitoring social media posts by farmers to create ‘shopping lists’ of tractors and quad bikes they then steal from farms. Thieves are using the social media profiles to pinpoint farms where desirable machinery is kept before carrying out raids. Offenders are also joining or ‘liking’ farming Facebook pages, including community groups, rural watch groups, and police liaison groups to stay one step ahead of farmers trying to prevent criminal activity.”

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