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An AirTag is a small tracking device — around the size of a quarter — that customers can attach to objects they lose easily. Users then have the location of all of their belongings in the Find My app. Only the owner can see where their AirTags are, but if you accidentally happen to pick up something with someone else’s AirTag, your phone will still alert you.
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According to a follow-up video, Estrada was driving around with her cousin’s girlfriend when the girlfriend got a notification that read, “AirTag detected near you.”
The notification also offers the option to make the AirTag play sound, which is how the women discovered it was under Estrada’s license plate. The notification also picked up the AirTag at 7:34 p.m., which is when Estrada speculates someone put it on her car.
“When I looked, it pretty much showed us every single location we had been to,” Estrada adds in the TikTok. “It’s super, super scary.”
Estrada and her cousin’s girlfriend called the police but were allegedly told it was a “non-life-threatening situation” so there was nothing the officers could do.
“I never thought [this] would happen to me,” she says. “I’m scared. S*** had me paranoid.”
Commenters were alarmed over the idea that police may have called it “non-life-threatening” and at how easily AirTags can be used as unwanted tracking devices.
“What’s even scarier is if neither of you had an iPhone, y’all wouldn’t have known,” one person pointed out.
“New fear unlocked,” another said.
“I’m going to investigate my own car now,” someone commented. “That’s so scary.”
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