Beware of this coat hook in dressing rooms that can be used as a perv’s spy camera

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Another great technological idea that can be used in bad intentions.

Well, it can be used to spy on your babysitter or for security purposes while you’re away, but perverted minds had already thought what they can use it for.

If you see this coat hook in a public toilet or in a mall’s changing room, leave and immediately report it. It could be an anti-shoplifter camera, but hey, who would want some stranger watching as you change your clothes or expose your private parts while on the toilet.

The ‘spy hooks’ which were reportedly available in the UK look innocent enough. But these hooks contain mini-cameras inside, which film through a small hole at the top of the plastic. The person who placed the hook in the room can then retrieve it and download everything it has filmed to his computer.

Last year, a force in Florida already warned of the coat hooks with mini-cameras. They reported that in all three incidents, miniature cameras hidden in coat hooks were found mounted on the walls in the women’s restrooms.”

Florida Keys sheriff said at that time: “If you find anything suspicious you think might contain a hidden camera, don’t touch it. Call us right away and we will respond. Keep in mind, though, that these are very small cameras that can be mounted in many locations and hidden in many seemingly every-day items.”

The camera hooks are cheap, and are still readily available to buy online, so in theory, anyone could buy two or more and install it in public places. So be careful.

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Posted by MCSO – Florida Keys on Tuesday, May 31, 2016