Woman Scared For Her Life After Finding Tracker Attached To Her Car

Lex Gabrielle
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Today, with technology as advanced as it, can feel like both a blessing and a curse. For one, it's great to have technology to make our lives easier and to keep us connected with each other at all times. On the other hand, it can be rather scary and frightening when there are ways to gain information and even track our whereabouts.

Nowadays, trackers are extremely popular for a variety of reasons.

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Along with Apple's "AirTags" and other types of trackers, many people are buying them for various reasons. For example, many pet owners like to put AirTags on their pet's collars to be able to track them all the time.

Some parents even put them in their kid's school bags.

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For both younger kids and older kids, some parents put trackers in their children's bags to continuously know where they are all the time. They can tell when they are in school, when they leave, and how long it will take for them to get home.

People also use it in their luggage.

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When traveling on vacation, many people fear they will lose their luggage with all of their belongings inside. Putting a tracker on their luggage can allow them to track where it is, even if it gets lost.

Unfortunately, while there are many good uses for trackers, there are some bad ones too.

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Trackers can also be used in negative ways when put into the wrong hands of some people. Instead of using them to track people for good—like pets and family members—many human and sex traffickers use them to track people to kidnap.

One TikTok user shared the scary incident of finding a tracker on her own car.

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TikTok user Ashley Estrada shared the scary reality she experienced when she discovered an AirTag that was attached to her car without her knowledge at all.

In the video, Estrada said she was just driving around with her cousin's girlfriend.

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Apparently, her cousin's girlfriend got a notification that appeared on her Apple iPhone that said "AirTag detected near you.” Apple's latest feature alerts users when an Apple device has been moving with them for a long period of time.

The alert also allows you to play a sound from the device.

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Estrada and her cousin's girlfriend decided to play the sound from the AirTag to see just where it was. They discovered the AirTag had been placed behind Estrada's license plate.

They were able to see how long the AirTag had been tracking them, too.

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"When I looked, it pretty much showed us every single location we had been to. It’s super, super scary," she said in the TikTok video.

Both women called the police, but they did not do anything for them.

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Although the tracker did not belong to them and they were being "tracked" and followed, police told the two women that it was not a life-threatening situation so there was not much they could do to help.

Some TikTok users online shared some advice, though.

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Many suggested that Estrada and her cousin's girlfriend give the serial number of the AirTag to either the police or to Apple to track down the original owner and who purchased it.

However, many just pointed out that Apple's new features can save a life.

Although many argued in the comments over the AirTag situation, in the end, many agreed that Apple's new feature is a great one for this reason alone—it can truly save your life if it notifies you of something like this.