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Spy hooks readily available in the UK

Clothing hooks containing secret cameras could be being used to spy on unsuspecting people in changing rooms, it has emerged.

The so-called ‘spy hooks’ are readily available to buy in the UK, with sites such as eBay and Amazon offering the devices for as little as £3.

The hooks even include a USB port allowing the user to download footage onto their computer.

The so-called 'spy hooks', which film through a tiny hole in the plastic, are readily available to buy in the UK, with sites such as eBay and Amazon offering the devices for as little as £3

The so-called ‘spy hooks’, which film through a tiny hole in the plastic, are readily available to buy in the UK, with sites such as eBay and Amazon offering the devices for as little as £3

One version of the device, priced at £64.99, allows the user to record sound as well as video.

The availability of the hooks has sparked concerns that people could be attaching the devices to the walls of public toilets, The Mirror reported.

The devices have already been linked to a host of cases in the US, with police in Florida warning last year that the hooks had been found on walls in three public toilets around the state.

The Florida Keys sheriff said at the time: ‘Anyone who has a public restroom on their property needs to check them closely.

The hooks even include a USB port allowing the user to download footage onto their computer

The hooks even include a USB port allowing the user to download footage onto their computer

‘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.’ 

Common spots for hidden cameras are inside dressing rooms, hotel rooms, and public bathrooms, according to NBC.

Private investigator Carrie Kerskie told NBC: ‘Nowadays, with the advances in technology, all you need to do is insert a MicroSD card.

‘The battery life for these coat hooks, I looked it up, is two hours.

‘Then, you just take it out, pop it in the computer, and you have all your images,’ said Kerskie. 

The devices have already been linked to a host of cases in the US, with police in Florida warning last year that the hooks had been found on walls in three public toilets around the state

The devices have already been linked to a host of cases in the US, with police in Florida warning last year that the hooks had been found on walls in three public toilets around the state

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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