Police warn citizens to be mindful of new tracking device, ‘Apple Air Tags’

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md. — Pocomoke City Police are warning community members about a device that could track people without their permission.

It all started with a concerned parent who went to the police department after his child received an alert that his phone was being tracked. Police say there was even a map showing where the person’s car was. After the police investigated, they couldn’t find a tracker on the car, but what they found was that it could be the new “Apple Air Tag; A tracking device almost as small as a quarter.

The “Apple Air Tag” is a new tracking device that can be placed on almost anything. sergeant. Andrea Lewis, a Pacomoke City PD patrol officer, tells us that this device can be placed on a child’s backpack to ensure they are safe on foot to and from school, you can track your pets if they get loose, or even put your keys on it.

However, law enforcement has major concerns when they have seen reports of these trackers being placed on cars, so people can track someone’s every move.
It’s a new advancement in personal technology that police say could pose a serious problem. “These are great products, but with every good thing, the wrong people can use them in the wrong way. That’s why it’s good to be aware that things like this exist,” says Sgt. Lewis. She adds: “If you receive messages on your phone that you are being tracked or if there is a device around you that you don’t know about, you can always come to the police department and let us know.”

sergeant. Lewis also says the police will check your car and/or your belongings if you fear being followed. She says that with cutting-edge new technology like this, prevention is better than cure.

We’re also told that if you don’t have an iPhone, you can download a tracker that can help detect “Apple Air-Tags”.

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