Help with iPhone tracked via third party application

sg93

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Original poster
Jul 27, 2017
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Hello all,

I am in a difficult situation at the moment. Someone who I knew a few years ago is tracking my location by "pinging' my iPhone 7. I recently went into an Apple store and they advised me to switch off my location services which worked for a while. The hacker then went on to find my location based on what Wifi network I was connected to. I have been in the Apple store and was told this may be done via the IMEI and they gave me a new phone. However, this is STILL continuing now. Anyone know what application the person is using (attached a image of the proof hacker sent me). Can someone please advise me on how to get this to stop or make my device more secure?

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dimitricook

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Jul 30, 2013
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Strange story bro. Did you checked find my friends and google maps location sharing.
He has to be tracking your phone number if it is not the imei or specific iphone.
 

sg93

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Jul 27, 2017
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United Kingdom
Strange story bro. Did you checked find my friends and google maps location sharing.
He has to be tracking your phone number if it is not the imei or specific iphone.
I know very strange... all apps have been checked/passwords changed. Person is very techy so is probably doing something illegal to track the phone.
 

I7guy

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Nov 30, 2013
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Gotta be in it to win it
This information is not available casually, someone has access to back-end systems that have this information.

Or someone is tailing you with a stingray in tow.
 

Hemens

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Jul 14, 2017
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Person would be tracking by imei or may be uid also possible that person would have access to network information of the mobile carrier you are using, in that case he can easily get ur network site you are latched on and get the area details.
 

GrumpyMom

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Oh I'd probably move too because they know where you live.

:(
That won't help anything if public records are as readily available in the UK as they are here.

Meanwhile I'd advise anyone stuck in a situation like this to shed the victim mindset. Their stalker obviously wants their "prey" to know they are being stalked to do a mind eff on them. So it starts in the mind and just resolve yourself to do everything to become a very dangerous person to mess with.

The stalker thrives on envisioning themselves as something superior and this show of knowing where you are at all times is a power play designed to project that image of themselves into your head, too, but really they are just a person who has to eat and take a dump and sleep like anyone else. They're mortal and any weakness their victim has, they do, too. If they really were anything special or had a legitimate grievance against you, they'd man up and talk it out with you. Not do this crap.

Just remember the world is a dangerous place anyway for everyone even without creepy stalkers on your tail, so be vigilant of your surroundings as anyone should.

Learn how to convert common items into weapons that are easier to keep with you in public than something like a knife or gun would be, and learn where on the body to strike first to make the best use of them.

When walking into your home stand to the side when you push the door all the way in so nobody can ambush you from behind the door as you walk in. Assume someone is in your house at all times until you verify there isn't anyone. I grew up in a neighborhood where this was standard operating procedure. It's not living in fear, it's just routine, like locking up at night and making sure the stove is off when you leave the house.

In public, walk both away from the street where someone can pull you into a car but also away from shadowy entryways. Hold your head up, be aware of your surroundings, don't hunch over and look scared. Look like you belong wherever you happen to be. These are basic survival skills we should all be practicing.

If you're going to be prey, be a freaking porcupine not a bunny.

If you knew this person then you must know something about them that you can make use of as well.

And definitely inform law enforcement. Oftentimes their response to stalking is a bit toothless but with so much of this involving probably illegal activity and the phone company it's likely they will have a solid basis on which to take action.
 

GrumpyMom

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Weird on this page there is an ad for WhoEasy dot com that says "Free Cell Phone Tracker

Enter Any Cell Number and Track FREE
Get Name, Current Location, Pics & More

Track Now"

I'm not about to click on that ad to see what it's about but could this stalker be using something like this?
 
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kupkakez

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Weird on this page there is an ad for WhoEasy dot com that says "Free Cell Phone Tracker

Enter Any Cell Number and Track FREE
Get Name, Current Location, Pics & More

Track Now"

I'm not about to click on that ad to see what it's about but could this stalker be using something like this?
Yesss I just scrolled down and saw the exact same ad as you. Weird...
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It's a contextual ad based on what the OP said.
Ok that makes sense. I'm never quite certain how that works lol
 
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GrumpyMom

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It's a contextual ad based on what the OP said.
Oh I know I see them all the time here. I just thought it is weird this service or app or whatever it is exists at all. Creepy AF.
[doublepost=1501187219][/doublepost]
Yesss I just scrolled down and saw the exact same ad as you. Weird...
[doublepost=1501187121][/doublepost]

Ok that makes sense. I'm never quite certain how that works lol
I was once treated to really hilarious men's underwear ads on this forum as a result of a turn a thread took.
 
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