A stalker planted an Apple AirTag on a SPORTS Illustrated swimsuit model and followed her for FIVE HOURS to her home.
Brooks Nader, 26, had the “scariest moment” of her life on Wednesday night in TriBeca, New York.
Someone had hidden an Apple tracking device in her coat pocket, which she discovered when her phone rang.
She posted a screenshot to Instagram. “Unknown accessory detected.”
“You’ve been moving this thing for a while. The owner can see it.”
I seldom share anything like this but what does this mean?
No phone or tablet, just a ‘item.’”
The “item” turned out to be an Apple AirTag, a Bluetooth device for tracking keys and other personal stuff.
The little spherical gadgets can be attached to objects like keys or bags to trace them down if lost.
But Brooks now warns that the technology could be used for evil purposes.
“@Apple, did you consider the potential hazard and tragic repercussions of this device?
”Check all your bags, pockets and surrounds. “I’m not even disturbed.”
She described her night out at the bar to Mail Online.
The Odeon in TriBeCa was her first site, and she said her coat was on the barstool.
“I went to the bathroom and left my coat on the chair. They followed me for five hours home.”
It’s important to keep an eye out for this notification and keeping your items close by, she advised.
“I never imagined this could happen to me, but it did. If you locate an AirTag, call the cops and Apple to trace the serial number.
She also gave advise on Instagram that could help other women.
“Also, for my females, I learned my lesson the hard way.
“If you’re going to post at a restaurant, drinking with your girlfriends, working out, or whatever – wait until you leave to post it.
This is a relatively common error that can easily avoided. Just wait till you get home or are walking home before posting.”
Apple has incorporated technology inside the round devices to warn alleged victims about questionable AirTag users, according to the Washington Post.
“These are an industry-first, robust set of proactive deterrents,” said Apple’s iPhone marketing VP Kaiann Drance.
According to The Verge, Google is also working on an Android app that can detect if someone is tracking you via an AirTag.
Apple has been contacted by The Sun.
“This ‘device’ followed me for five hours to every site, yet my ‘network’ was empty.