It is not news that criminals rely on emerging technologies to commit their crimes. This time they have used the Apple Air Tag , a device designed for people who often forget their keys or wallets.
According to reports from the authorities, the thieves find their victims in shopping malls. Once they choose who they plan to rob, they stick the device on the underside of the vehicle. So they track the location of the car and use a key encoder to get in without the alarm going off. So they can drive away the stolen car and go unnoticed. Thefts often happen in people’s homes at night.
From September to today, five cases with this modus operandi have been reported in Canada. During the investigations, the police found the devices near all the places where the robberies occurred. They also suspect that they have been using Samsung Smart Tags , a similar technology.
To prevent this theft, it is recommended that drivers check their entire car to ensure that none of these devices have been implanted. Apple users may receive an alert that there is an unknown Apple Air Tag near them, but it is still recommended to check their vehicles.