For a lot Apple fans, Apple AirTag is a very useful product. Allows you to quickly and effortlessly find lost things. But agree that this is not the end product and it still takes some time to correct the mistakes. Let’s recall the last cases when thieves used it to track luxury vehicles and stole them. The product now sends alerts to people who are not being persecuted at all.

Fake alerts from Apple AirTag

Recently, a mother and daughter were leaving Disney World when the daughter received a notification on her iPhone that someone was tracking her using someone else’s AirTag. Although there was no accident, it caused great excitement and frightened her.

Something similar happened to Ryan McClain, a 25-year-old trader in Indianapolis. Last month, he received word that he was being followed. “It was a shock for my morning,” he said. I thought, Who would want to chase me? Who would want to hurt me? “

Another case we want to recall concerns an iPhone user, 24-year-old Natalia Garcia. She received a notice telling her that “AirTag (was) found to be traveling with you.” She was notified one night in downtown Chicago. “It was scary,” Garcia said. “I checked my bag, looked around to make sure no one put an AirTag on me,” she said. She tried to force the tracker to ring her alarm, but the Find My app simply said “AirTag Not Reachable.”

Further reading: Apple AirTag and other trackers can do more harm than good

The thing is, Apple AirTag sends signals to people wrong. In this way, no one follows them, but warns them as they follow them. What’s worse is that iPhone users can receive notifications in the middle of the night. Agree that this can be scary. We understand that this is a bug or a bug. But that doesn’t save Apple users from falling victim to it.

However, Toronto-based consumer researcher Marcus Geissler found the motion model generated by AirTags strange. “The AirTag’s motion pattern on the map looked super weird,” Geisler said. “I thought maybe my neighbor’s dog swallowed it by accident.” He also failed to find fraudulent AirTags.

The Wall Street Journal said the reports had created “confusion and anxiety and led recipients to chase wild geese”. When trying to figure out if there is logic in the directions of the signals, the creation patterns show the irregular movements of these AirTags moving in meaningless directions.


Apple AirTag is Sending False Alarms Saying You Are Being Tracked

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