Thieves Are Using Apple AirTags to Steal High-End Cars; Here’s What You Can Do to Prevent It!

For those unaware, AirTags use Bluetooth and Apple’s Find My network to keep track of an item to which the tracker is attached. So, by leveraging this feature, thieves are now planting AirTag devices in discreet locations of high-end cars that are parked in malls, parking lots, and other places. They are using their iPhones to track the cars to know the address of the owners, and then stealing them from the owners’ houses. This has become a serious issue in many regions.
Earlier this month, the York Police department released an official press statement, highlighting the issue. In the statement, the police also provided a few security steps for car owners to prevent their cars from being stolen using AirTags. As per the York Police department, car owners should park their vehicles in locked garages as most of the cases saw thieves stealing cars from the driveway. They can also use a steering lock to prevent thieves from driving the car or install security cameras to constantly monitor the area where their car is parked. Furthermore, the statement suggests that owners should inspect their cars once in a while, and report to the police if they find any suspicious device tucked away in their car. Although these measures can prevent thieves from stealing the cars, owners can also place their own AirTags in their cars to track them once or if they are stolen.
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