A respected doctor, Peter held a stressful job at a large hospital, so when time allowed for vacation, he and his wife Beverly splurged on lengthy European trips. When they became comfortable with the Web, finding plane tickets and pinpointing worthwhile destinations only got easier. One travel Web site, in particular, provided excellent information, as well as a large forum where hundreds of travelers posted questions and comments and discussed travel with each other online.
Before taking a long trip to London, Peter scoured their favorite travel Web site for information. As usual, Peter worked out many details of their trip using recommendations from the Web site's forum. While planning this trip, he was pleasantly surprised to meet and trade information with a Web site visitor who went by the name BillsFan1943. BillsFan1943 was especially polite and helpful, and Peter was amazed to learn that he and the man were from the same local area. In addition to sharing information about London, they chatted about other local interests they shared. Later that month, Peter and Beverly enjoyed another trip overseas.
The couple's homecoming, however, was far from restful. While they were gone, someone broke into their home. Their new television set, stereo, jewelry and other valuable items were gone. A police investigation couldn't find the culprits, but it revealed that the burglars pulled a moving truck up to the house in broad daylight and helped themselves to the couple's belongings. Police concluded that information available about Peter online had helped the culprits to plan the perfect robbery.
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