Woodstock police remind public to practise online safety

The Woodstock police are reminding people to practice online safety at all times when using the internet.

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The Woodstock police remind people to practise online safety when using the internet.

Ninja Facebook groups – private Facebook groups that let people share their home addresses to allow porch deliveries of care packages to lift spirits – have jumped in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There are serious safety concerns that come along with these types of groups,” the release stated.

Police are recommending people don’t share personal information online, including their home addresses or contact information, especially with strangers. They’re also asking people to be “mindful and cautious” of potential fake or stolen online identity accounts.

The Woodstock Police Service understands the intent of this type of social media group but urges everyone participating in this type of group to proceed with extreme caution, especially when sharing home addresses and when involving children, police said.


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