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Warning: Thieves Are Using Apple AirTags to Track and Steal Cars [Video]

Warning: Thieves Are Using Apple AirTags to Track and Steal Cars [Video]

Posted December 3, 2021 at 5:25pm by iClarified
Apple's popular new AirTag tracker is being used by criminals to track and steal vehicles, according to Canadian Police.

Investigators with the York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Theft Unit are advising residents they have identified a new method being used by thieves to track and steal high-end vehicles across York Region.

The would be thieves hide an AirTag somewhere on your vehicle then track it for theft at a more convenient time or place. Common hiding spots are behind the gas cap cover or trailer connector cover.

In York Region alone, officers have investigated five incidents since September where suspects have used AirTags to aid in vehicle theft.

Brand name ‘air tags’ are placed in out-of-sight areas of the target vehicles when they are parked in public places like malls or parking lots. Thieves then track the targeted vehicles to the victim’s residence, where they are stolen from the driveway.

Apple notifies iPhone users if they are being followed by another user's AirTag device. If you receive this notification while driving, stop in a safe area and check your vehicle for any tracking devices.

Take a look at the video below for more details...

Warning: Thieves Are Using Apple AirTags to Track and Steal Cars [Video]

[via MacRumors]
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xacpxstowell - December 4, 2021 at 2:41pm
This is ignorant. If you have your Apple devices updated (like you’re supposed to) then this isn’t an issue. iOS alerts you when an AirTag that isn’t yours is riding with you. Keep your stuff up to date and you don’t have anything to worry about
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