“Renton Police issue alert following series of stalking incidents involving AirTags”

KIRO 7 News Staff

Renton police have issued a warning about a rise in stalking incidents involving Apple AirTags. The department shared a tweet alerting the public to be vigilant and cautious. The tweet urged people to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior.

The police department’s warning comes as the use of AirTags, small tracking devices that can be attached to personal belongings, has grown in popularity. While the devices are intended to help people find lost items, they have also been used for nefarious purposes, such as tracking and stalking individuals without their knowledge.

According to the department, the increase in stalking incidents connected to AirTags is a concerning trend that needs to be addressed. They are advising people to regularly check their surroundings for any unfamiliar AirTags and to report any suspicions to the authorities. Additionally, they are encouraging individuals to be proactive in protecting themselves from potential stalking scenarios.

In response to the growing issue, Renton police are working to educate the public about the risks associated with AirTags and are providing tips on how to protect oneself from being tracked without consent. They are also collaborating with Apple and other technology companies to address the misuse of these devices and implement safeguards to prevent them from being used for malicious purposes.

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