Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooks Nader is the latest to fall victim to being tracked unknowingly by an Apple airtag.
The 26 year old super model was moving about NYC Wednesday night when her iPhone alerted her that an "unknown accessory" was tracking her location. Turns out it was an Apple Airtag dropped into her pocket. The product is a small coin-sized tracker that people can attach to their keys or purse. Then you can use your iPhone to track them down if you misplace them. But more stories have been entering the news lately about people who are being stalked by strangers (or estranged lovers) without the person even knowing.
Nader posted in her Instagram story “This ‘device’ followed me for the last five hours to every location and [it belonged to] no one in my ‘network.’ It also wasn’t a phone or tablet, it was an ‘item,’ ” she said.
“For those asking, it’s not my AirTag, it’s someone randoms, who must have slipped it into my belongings while out. Thank you all for checking in and sending helpful articles. I want this to be a PSA to all my ladies to please please check your belongings.”
Apple's website says, “AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If someone else’s AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice it’s traveling with you and send you an alert.”
But if Brooks didn't have an iPhone, she never would have gotten the alert. The creeper could have tracked her home or to an isolated place.