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Could your GPS betray you?

GPS devices are incredibly helpful.  In fact, many people say they'll never go back to paper maps for traveling.

Is it possible, however, that your GPS system might actually lead 'the bad guys' to you? Can GPS help crooks track you?  Cyber Expert Theresa Payton says yes and offers this information and advice:

TIPS TO AVOID CYBERSTALKING, SNOOPS AND THIEVES:

1.  PORTABLE GPS:

If you have a portable GPS system, stow it out of view or pop it into your pocket.

Record the serial number and keep it in a safe place.

2.  ALL GPS - Installed in the car, on your phone, or portable

Never label "home" and "work" on your GPS

If your GPS system or phone offers a passcode or pin to lock the functionality, use that function

If you want to use a "home" feature, pick out your favorite local restaurant or watering hole nearby to beacon you back near your home

3.  TRACKING GPS DEVICES

If you ever notice a box or wires under your car that you did not notice before, visit your nearest service station to have it checked out.  It could be a loose piece of equipment or it might be possible that you are being tracked with a portable GPS device.

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