Police say 'My Family' stickers make families vulnerable

MY Family car stickers may seem like harmless fun, but police have other ideas.

US authorities over the weekend were warning drivers that the stickers, designed and marketed by an Australian company, can give away too much personal information - and may make them targets for creative criminals.

With around 75% of burglaries occurring in residential areas, they said some stickers - such as ones saying "army dad" or showing children playing sports - make your home life and movements vulnerable to thieves, the Daily Mail reports.

Police say having bumper stickers about where your children go to school is another way to inform people of where you'll be dropping your child off.

If your kids are involved in sports, it will tell them you're probably not home in the afternoons.

However, the creator of the My Family sticker series, Monica Liebenow, rubbished the warnings.

"I really don't think that is how any would-be robber is going to figure out their next victim," she said.

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