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The Tennessee family visiting Disney World says the Apple AirTag was used to track them

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A Tennessee family claims an Apple AirTag was used to track them during their time at Walt Disney World.

Jennifer Gaston told FOX 35 Orlando that the family was on their way back to their car on the monorail when they made the AirTag discovery, and received a message that the owner of an AirTag device had tracked them down. The Gaston family was visiting from Tennessee, according to WKRN-TV.

“We were terrified, we were confused, hurt and scared,” Jennifer Gaston said. “She literally saw it following us from the tram all the way back to our vehicle.”

Gaston’s daughter said the unit tracked them for several hours during their time at the amusement park.

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Discussion of Apple AirTags by Washington Post reporter Geoff Fowler in San Francisco, California Monday, March 14, 2022.

Discussion of Apple AirTags by Washington Post reporter Geoff Fowler in San Francisco, California Monday, March 14, 2022.
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The family could not find the AirTag when they got to their car. They drove away and called the police.

Her daughter continued to track the location of the device, and it showed that it was still in the parking lot.

“When she refreshed it, it showed that the AirTag was still in our parking lot, so when we somehow shook clothes off and dumped everything out of our bags, it fell out,” Gaston said.

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Apple AirTags are devices designed to keep track of personal belongings if they are lost, but have been used by criminals in the past.

Gaston said the situation could have ended much worse.

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“This story could have ended very differently,” Gaston said. “I praise God, we have the result we have, but it’s because she was diligent and conscious of what she should do.”

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