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The owner found a GPS tracker in the new Toyota GR Corolla Circuit - he had previously refused to install one

The owner found a GPS tracker in the new Toyota GR Corolla Circuit - he had previously refused to install one
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Anthony Do says that he fully paid for his new Toyota GR Corolla Circuit. When the man left the car in the parking lot for about a month, he returned and found that the battery had completely discharged. The culprit was a little "surprise" that his dealer forgot to mention - a hidden GPS tracker.

Investigating the potential cause of the battery drain, Anthony learned about messages from other users about GPS devices that were draining their batteries. He found the same problem with his car, even though the dealer never informed him about the tracker.

A hidden device manufactured by Phillips was connected to the OBDII port of the vehicle and had its own OBDII port, which replaced the original one. Car tuning enthusiasts had previously noticed these devices and complained about them, as they interfere with car modifications.

In Anthony Do's case, the tracker appears to have been installed illegally. He claims to have rejected the dealer's offer for a GPS tracking device that was supposed to track the car if it was ever stolen. Furthermore, since he bought the car in full, the dealer or financial institution do not need to worry about its return.

Criminals could use information obtained from the tracker to commit crimes, such as car theft or surveillance of the owner. In addition, the data can be sold to third parties. Used samples of this tracker can be found for less than $100. After purchasing a car, it is worth looking for similar devices. It is also worth carefully reviewing the documents when buying - such devices may be indicated in them.

Source: Carscoops

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