Brooks Nader had the scariest moment of her life when her iPhone notified her that an unknown device is located near her and that device has been tracking her location for the past five hours. The famous swimwear model shares that before this incident she had no idea that AirTags existed. Nader shares that she is speaking out about the incident to make more people aware of this device that can potentially lead to dangerous situations if people are unaware.
Swimsuit Model Left Terrified After Someone Stalked Her By Slipping Apple AirTag In Coat
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooks Nader was left freaked out after she was tracked by a stranger using an Apple AirTag. Nader used her social media platform to issue a warning to the public about the incident.
Nader explains the incident as the 'scariest moment ever.'
On Instagram, the US model explained that she was out with friends in New York City a few days back, however, her night out took an unexpected turn after she realized that she had been tracked by a stranger for five hours.
Nader shares that it was only her luck that she discovered the device as her iPhone notified her that an 'unknown accessory' had been moving with her 'for a while' and 'the owner can see its location'.
After this alarm, confused and scared, Nader found the device in her pocket.
It is designed to help people locate items that regularly go missing, such as wallets and keys, but it has come under scrutiny over its potential to track people unawares.
Taking to Instagram, Brooks recalled: "I was at a bar in Tribeca. I was at the bar and waiting on someone alone and had my coat on the chair behind me. It was crowded. Lots of people.
"Then I went to meet some girlfriends at a bar nearby. I didn't get any notifications. Then I went to the next spot, no notifications. Then, stupidly, I was walking home alone because I live in the neighborhood.
"Around 11.30 pm, I was already on my walk home when I got the notifications that said someone is tracking you and has been for a while. So I freaked out. And then, of course, my phone died."
Brooks said it was the 'scariest moment ever' and until this incident, she had 'no idea' AirTags even existed.
The tiny device can be easily slipped into people's belongings and can turn into a tracking device of people, even though there has been a rising concern regarding the security of the device but Apple continues to insist that it is designed with security in mind.
The company's website states: "AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If someone else's AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice it's travelling with you and send you an alert.
"After a while, if you still haven’t found it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know it's there."
Nader has been sharing her scary experience with the hope that people will become more aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out.
Speaking to MailOnline, she said: "Basically my coat was on the barstool at the Odeon in Tribeca, which was my first location.
"I went to bathroom left my coat on the chair and that’s when I think someone slipped it in. They then followed me for five hours all the way home.
"I hope that my story can help raise awareness and encourage ladies to look out for this notification and keep their belongings close, especially when out and about.
She added: "I never thought anything like this could happen to me and it did. If this does happen to you and you find an AirTag, immediately call the police and Apple to track the serial number back to the perpetrator.
"As women, we need to stick together and warn each other of situations like these."