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Pictures of lifts?

Submitted by thief in Shoplifting (edited )

I remember on Reddit we used to have a huge amount of pictures of lifts and hauls that we stole. I used to post some pictures too. Where's it all at here on Raddle? I would REALLY like to see what you guys find.

Edit: I might start posting pics soon.

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Azballer97 wrote

I don’t think it is a good idea to post pics of your goods. Mentioning them is ok I believe.

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Throwdown321 wrote

i dont think pics were a problem, but the publicity the sub was getting. i thinks okay if we only use imugr, and not post it directly on reddit.

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sudo wrote

Agreed, it was a really bad idea on the other subreddit. If any LP are lurking here and they see a picture of the exact combination of items that someone shoplifted from their store, then (assuming it wasn't a common combination of items) they know you're the one who stole them. They could then look through your post history to try to get some personal information, or see if you reused your username on other websites and posted some personal information there. That could end with the police at your door.

I know bragging feels good, but it's just too risky. We already have a pretty good sense of security culture among established users here, but new users may not know any better, and post pictures of their hauls. I wouldn't be opposed to a rule banning "haul" posts, just to protect people who don't know any better. I think it would be irresponsible of us to allow them to put themselves in danger like that. Let's see what the other users think - if there's enough support, I'll put it to a vote.

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Drshoplifter wrote

I support that. Posting pics of hauls is dangerous and could lead to an arrest (for pretty much no reason). We should talk to the owner of the forum about that. I would support it, and I think it could potentially save someone from being arrested.

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Throwdown321 wrote

i dont mind pictures, but it should be on another site link, like imugr, photobucket. as long as raddle doesnt have post directly on the "post"

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ziq wrote

Weren't those photos sometimes being used to make arrests tho? There should be guidelines to make sure the photos of your hauls can't link back to your identity.

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thief wrote

In the time I've been on r/shoplifting I've never heard of an arrest from a photo, but then again I was only on for like 3 months before it got shut down.

I say you should be safe as long as you don't show any part of you or your identity in the photo.

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Throwdown321 wrote

there were so much people that went on the post to moralize, after they found a couple posts, that made it to the front page. I think there was a kid that Blamed the subreddit for making him steal 7000$ of electronics, and he got caught.

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Lurkerz wrote

I'd be all for posting pictures if your careful about it shouldn't be any concern,besides even if you dont cover your tracks unless your doing some insane hauls in the thousands of dollars no LP is going to be actively looking for the slim chance you have an account on some random forum on the odd chance you posted the exact haul you took from his store...see what I mean there? Like I can almost say without a doubt nothing would happen from posting hauls and frankly that's what I really enjoyed about r/shoplifting. If others are game I'll post my hauls as well.