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Thieves are using Apple AirTags to track luxury vehicles to owners' driveways before stealing them, police say

Thieves are using Apple AirTags to track luxury vehicles to owners' driveways before stealing them, police say
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Police in Canada have warned that thieves are using Apple AirTags to track high-end vehicles.




York Regional Police said thieves would track the vehicles to owners' driveways, then steal them.




Apple's AirTags are intended to help users locate lost personal objects.


Police in Canada have warned that thieves are using Apple AirTags to track luxury cars before stealing them.York Regional Police said in a statement Thursday that since September, officers had investigated five incidents in which suspects surreptitiously placed AirTags in "out-of-sight areas" on high-end vehicles while they were parked in public places. The thieves then tracked the target vehicles to their owners' homes, broke into them, and stole them, police said.Apple released AirTags in April 2021, touting them as a handy device for owners to tag and track their belongings should they ever go missing. The devices use Bluetooth signals to connect to Apple's "Find My" network.York Regional Police advised vehicle owners to "inspect your vehicle regularly and call police if you notice any suspicious potential tracking devices."
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