Warning: Cameras hidden in coat hooks could be spying on you

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Warning: Cameras hidden in coat hooks could be spying on you
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Clothing hooks that look fairly ordinary may actually contain hidden cameras that could spy on you in a public restroom or dressing room.

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These coat hooks could be recording you

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Florida issued a warning last year after discovering three hidden cameras in coat hooks at establishments in the Florida Keys.

In each of the cases, the hooks were found mounted on the walls in women’s restrooms.

According to a Facebook post from authorities, the hooks were identical to gadgets sold online as “home security devices.” We found them on Amazon for less than $13.

Authorities are asking business owners to periodically check restrooms and dressing rooms for these cameras, which reportedly have a battery life of between two and six hours.

And if you see one of them in a public place, leave immediately and call your local police department.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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