Home insurance customers warned to take care during World Cup

Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Home insurance customers are being warned to protect their property against so-called World Cup Burglars.

West Yorkshire Police are concerned that home insurance policyholders watching World Cup matches away from their house may be targeted by burglars, reports the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

In the run up to the World Cup in 2006, burglars stole a large number of giant televisions from home insurance customers living in the region.

The police have issued a leaflet entitled 'World Cup burglars could target your home', which, according to the news provider, states: "While big screen televisions, beer refrigerators and barbecue supplies may top the shopping list of most football fans, during the World Cup games we would urge them to also make their home security a top priority."

Home insurance policyholders should make sure they close windows and lock doors to try and reduce the risk of thefts.

The West Yorkshire Police leaflet also said sneak-in burglaries tend to increase when there is good weather so home insurance customers should make sure they are alert when they are in their garden enjoying the nice weather.

A recent study by moneysupermarket.com revealed that six per cent of people admit that they do not have any buildings or home insurance for their property.

Posted by Claire Carter

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