AirDrop is an app on iPhones that allows you to share files with other Apple users close by.  If you don’t have the settings correct you could receive unwanted pictures, and in one case where a woman was driving from New Mexico to Texas and stopped at a convenience store, someone was able to get all her information including her phone number.

This person followed her and called her while following her until she was able to find a police station!

How to ‘lock down’ AirDrop:
1:  Go to settings in AirDrop
2:  You have the options: ‘Receiving off’, ‘Contacts Only’, and ‘Everyone’
3:  Pick which one is best for you – generally speaking we wouldn’t recommend ‘Everyone’

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