Follow MacRumors, this information appeared in a news release of the York area police, Canada. Investigators identified thieves targeting valuable vehicles that they found in public places and parking lots, placing AirTag tags in an out-of-sight area, such as in tow hooks or fuel cap in the hope that it will not be detected by the vehicle owner. They will then proceed to track the vehicle and steal it.
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Thieves then often use tools such as screwdrivers to enter the vehicle through the driver or passenger door, while ensuring that there will be no alarm. Once inside, an electronic device normally used by mechanics to reprogram to factory settings will be connected to the built-in diagnostics port below the dashboard and program the vehicle to accept the key without fail. thieves bring. Once the new key is programmed, the car will start and the thieves drive away.
Since September 2021, police officers in the York area alone have investigated five cases of suspects using AirTags in high-end car thefts.