US police issues alert for car drivers, beware

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United States (US) police have warned drivers returning from Canada, to be aware of thieves trying to steal their cars, PC Mag reported.

According to Vermont law enforcement, many car drivers have found hidden AirTags inside their vehicles, upon returning back from Canada via road. The police believe the Air Tags are placed with the intention of eventually stealing the cars.

Ryan McLiverty a cyber analyst with the Vermont Intelligence Center, said: “They could be identifying vehicles that could be stolen and shipped abroad as part of a car theft ring.”

McLiverty reported that several incidents of such type have been reported, however, an increase has been noted in Montreal where criminals use Apple AirTags to track, steal, and eventually sell cars.

Furthermore, he said that these cars may also be being used in shipping drugs across the border.

Common places to hide trackers in cars are under the windshield wipers, front grille, or inside the vehicle.

This is not the first time incidents of such sorts are being reported, in December 2021, Canada’s York Regional Police had reported five different incidents of cars being stolen via tracking devices.

Apple notifies iPhone users if it detects an unknown AirTag traveling with you. The company has also released an app for Android users that allows them to manually search for the trackers.

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