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These Are The Hidden Camera Hooks Pervs Use To Spy On You In The Bathroom

Police around the world have warned people to be wary of suspicious-looking clothing hooks found in places like bathroom stalls or dressing rooms.

At first glance, these items look just like normal clothing hooks offering you a place to hang your coat or purse.

But, if you look closer, you'll find a tiny hidden camera, which allows people to spy on you while you're doing your thang in the stall or getting changed in a dressing room.

The worst part is these “spy” hooks don't even cost very much, which means just about any ol' perv can get their hands on them. A quick Amazon search pulls up the creepy item listed at just $12.96.

Last year, authorities in Florida claimed these hooks had been found on walls in three public toilets around the state.

A picture of "spy hooks," which look, on the surface, like regular hooks to hang your coat or jacket on. But they have tiny hidden cameras located toward the top. They have two hooks. This picture shows one black hook and one white one.

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According to MailOnline, the Florida Keys sheriff said of these incidents,

Anyone who has a public restroom on their property needs to check them closely.

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.

A picture of "spy hooks," which look, on the surface, like regular hooks to hang your coat or jacket on. But they have tiny hidden cameras located toward the top. They have two hooks. This picture shows a black spy hook.

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The spy hooks are typically marketed online as “home security devices,” which certainly makes sense in that context.

But, of course, a few pervy bad eggs have to ruin it for everyone else and hide them in places like hotel rooms and public bathrooms.

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.

So gross.

A picture of "spy hooks," which look, on the surface, like regular hooks to hang your coat or jacket on. But they have tiny hidden cameras located toward the top. They have two hooks. This picture shows the back of the hook, which has an on/off switch and a place to plug in a USB. The photo also shows the USB cord that goes with the hook.

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Kerskie did have a possible solution to this problem, though.

She said there are tools that can help identify devices with hidden cameras, like a tool called Spy Finder.

Apparently, with Spy Finder, when you press a button and hold the device to your eye, you'll see a red beam. Then you hold that beam toward the device you think may have a camera, and you scan it.

A picture of something called the Spy Finder, which can be used to detect devices that have hidden cameras in them. This picture shows a hand holding the Spy Finder, which is a black device with orange and red lights toward the top.

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If you see a red dot, that's where the hidden camera is located.

But, of course, there is a catch.

The Spy Finder, at least in this Amazon listing, costs $160 – which is ridiculous when you compare it to how cheap the spy hook is.

And if that's not a perfect representation of what's wrong with the world, then I don't know what is.

Citations: If you see this coat hook in a toilet, LEAVE: The $25 hidden cameras perverts are using to spy on you (MailOnline), White clothes hook camera with 1280×960 pixels DVR, camcorder, spycam, surveillance camera, motion detection Motion (Amazon), Tiny cameras hidden in coat hooks discovered in three women's restrooms in the Florida Keys (Sun Sentinel), How to identify hidden cameras in private places (NBC), Spy Finder (Amazon)

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Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...

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