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App sends people hunting for lost phones to the wrong house

Dozens of angry iPhone owners have been wrongly turning up at the home of a man in Las Vegas thinking he had stolen their phones.

Apple's iPhone Credit: Reuters

They were directed to Wayne Dobson's property by the 'Find My iPhone' app, which tracks down lost or stolen Apple devices.

But Dobson quickly realised something wasn't quite right. Two years ago strangers started turning up at his front door to demand their phones back.

The 'Find My iPhone' app Credit: Apple

The app can pinpoint Apple devices on a map. Mobile phones use a combination of satellite GPS and signals from mobile phone masts to work out their location.

Dobson's home had been wrongly assigned as a mast, which was pointing people his way.

Technicians are trying to change the tower's address and leave him in peace.