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We can all attest to the fact that there are times when we can’t simply find our gadgets, be them phones of tablets. There are even people out there who have the habit of constantly misplacing their devices and such an app such Find my Phone comes in handy, but not always. The Find my phone app baffles several phone owners, who constantly sent to a house in Atlanta.
But let’s back up a bit in order to see the whole picture behind this amazing tale. Christina Lee and Michael Saba, a newly-wed couple moved to a house in Atlanta back in February 2015. The happy couple was looking forward to their lives together.
And all things looked alright until they received a visit from a bereft phone owner. According to the unexpected guest, some time ago he managed to misplace his phone. Using the Find my Phone application, the man said that he managed to track his phone to the couple’s house.
The newly-weds explained that his phone wasn’t there and the man left, realizing he made a mistake. Since the first visit, the couple declared that more began to show up at their doorstep, all of them raging out that they’ve used the renowned application to track the phone to their house.
Also, in a press interview, the couple also declared that most phone owners understand the situation. But there are those who believe that the application is correct and that the couple is actually lying in order to cover up their theft.
Since the problem began, the couple was also visited by the local police, who searched their house for a missing phone, after receiving a complaint from another user who tracked its gadget to the house in Atlanta. The police couldn’t find anything and left the couple alone.
The Find my Phone app baffles several phone users which cannot explain why so many people show up at their doorstep claiming that the couple stole their device.
A security analyst by the name of Ken Westin may have an explanation for this odd occurrence. Westin declared that the application uses the phone’s GPS data in order to track down the phone. It uses the local cell tower in order to track down the phone’s IP address.
Westin explained that the couple might be having this problem because the application has a triangulation error.
Regularly harassed by phone owners, the couple filed a complaint to the local police department, but to no avail. They’ve also stated that if the police won’t lift a finger to help them, they will also forward a petition to the FCC and even to the senate.