She loses her Apple Watch and $40,000 is stolen

This is a strange story that comes to us from Florida. An Apple Watch owner lost his smartwatch during an exodus to Disney World. She was then the victim of theft of a total of $40,000 taken from her bank card. He’s sure there’s a causal link, but it’s not so sure.

In mid-April, when an Apple Watch owner was in the throes of “The Seasons with Nemo and Friends,” his watch accidentally fell through a mesh. The husband then decides to head out to the merry-go-round to retrieve the device, which is not cheap as it is an Herms version. The operator stops the attraction, then the staff tells the couple not to drop off the ride, while ensuring that the Apple Watch will return to their hotel.

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This did not happen, back to the hotel the couple learn that the watch has not been found. The next day, the owner was pleasantly surprised to learn that a total of $40,000 had been transacted on his bank card. He didn’t buy. The victim quickly canceled the cards, thus limiting the damage, although it was already considerable.

However, it turns out that the origins of this theft were bank cards (including one American Express without spending limits) saved in the Apple Watch Wallet, the virtual wallet that allows you to access Apple Pay from the wrist. Is it possible that the two events are linked? Anything can happen, but Apple has put in place a security mechanism that allows only certified wearers of the watch to use Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay is deactivated as soon as the watch is detached from the wrist. To be able to use it again, you’ll need to enter the Apple Watch’s identification code. It is true that if it is easy to guess (“1234″…) is that the case? As of now, the details are not known.

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