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Member since Jan 2007
20824 posts

Update: Mom keeps getting an AirTAG is Tracking you message.

Called me a moment ago.

Says her phone has a message.

It says you are being tracked.
Two tings:

1. It’s real and someone put it on her car or in purse.

2. Is a scam for her to tap a link.

Item one means I need to find it.

How do I do that?


So I did not want mom tapping any messages as she's had her phone hacked. So I had her call 1800-MyApple.

They took control of her screen and found that it was a neighbor's.

Still freaky because how common is this going to be? I can see where message scams are going to involve them telling us we are tracked hitting us in the safety-feels.
This post was edited on 1/9 at 4:23 pm

Your Mom's House
Member since May 2011
4776 posts

If you see an "Item Detected Near You" message
If you see this message on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS or iPadOS 14.5 or later, an AirTag or Find My network accessory that has been separated from the person who registered it is traveling with you, and the owner might be able to see its location. It's possible that the AirTag or Find My network accessory might be attached to an item you're borrowing. Follow these steps to turn off these notifications or disable the AirTag or Find My network accessory:

Tap the message.
Tap Continue. If you need help finding the AirTag or Find My network accessory, tap Play Sound.*
If the AirTag or Find My network accessory is attached to an item you're borrowing, you can tap Pause Safety Alerts to turn off "Items Detected" notifications for one day.
If you're borrowing an AirTag from a member of your Family Sharing group, you can turn off Safety Alerts for one day or indefinitely.
You can tap Learn About This AirTag to see its serial number if the owner marked it as lost.
To disable the AirTag or Find My network accessory and stop sharing your location, tap Instructions to Disable and follow the onscreen steps. If you feel your safety is at risk, contact your local law enforcement who can work with Apple. You might need to provide the AirTag, Find My network accessory, or the device's serial number.

Member since Jan 2007
20824 posts


tap the message

that's my issue though. you could see where that could be from a malicious software. it's my mom and she will literally tap a message that says she won 3 million dollars from a nigerian lottery.

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Intercession City, Florida
Member since Jun 2018
2676 posts

How hot and quirky is your mom?

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Roy Curado
Member since Jul 2021
127 posts

Drug lords are using it to track their shipments.

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Member since Jul 2005
3789 posts

This seems like it will certainly happen much more and be used for nefarious purposes as well. Like the BR model in NYC it happened to.

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