ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies and domestic violence advocates have voiced their concern about the number of stalking cases using a new device.
These devices, called Apple AirTags, are meant to help keep track of things like your car keys or luggage.
But the small size of the device can make it easy for stalkers to hide it under a car bumper or in a purse.
Harbor House of Central Florida said a handful of people have come forward and reported that someone has tracked them using hidden AirTags.
One woman even found an AirTag inside her car.
CEO of Harbor House Michelle Sperzel said there are a few precautions you can take to make sure that this situation does not happen to you, like going through your purse and cleaning it out.
“If you feel like your abuser or somebody always knows where you are, that’s a red flag that something is going on with technology,” Sperzel said.
This situation is not limited to AirTags. Sperzel said many abusers install hidden apps or change the settings on victims’ phones to track their location.
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