Apple makes it clear that Apple AirTags aren’t anti-theft trackers, but it looks like these little trackers are pretty good at helping car thieves, according to Canadian police.
ONE York Regional Police statement warned the public that thieves were using AirTags to find the home addresses of high-value cars so they could be stolen from their driveways.
They have investigated five such incidents since September 2021 but suspect that there are many more.
Thieves are said to have spotted targeted vehicles in parking lots and other public places, then tagged AirTags in conspicuous locations such as tow hooks or fuel caps.
Even though Apple’s efforts to notify people that they are being watched by others, the strategy doesn’t always work. The vehicle owner may not have an iPhone, may not receive a notification (which does not happen immediately), or may ignore the message.
Police have urged the public not to ignore such warnings and to check vehicles for hidden AirTags if they are received, and ideally to park in a safe location.
Watch their warning video below:
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