I found a hidden camera in my Airbnb host’s bathroom disguised as a CHARGER
A HORRIFIED woman claims she found a hidden camera disguised as a charger in the bathroom of an Airbnb apartment.
Brittany Walsh’s TikTok video shows a black gadget with what appears to be a spy camera on the front and an SD card slot on the back where it plugs into an outlet.
Brittany, 25, a teacher and school psychologist, called the police to investigate her alleged disturbing discovery.
She said in a caption on her post: “Someone is about to catch a crime for invasive visual recording in our Airbnb bathroom.”
The video also includes a screenshot of an Airbnb listing, with a circle marking the location of an outlet next to the bathroom mirror.
And footage shows two police officers taking notes in the living room.
A large sign that says “Austin” hangs on the wall, suggesting the apartment is in the Texas town.
Brittany’s video has been viewed over 538,000 times since Monday.
She said her original video was deleted, so she reposted it.
In follow-up comments, Brittany speculated that the alleged camera could have been planted by a cleaner rather than the homeowner.
She said: “We didn’t think about it for a while.
“I guess the owners would be smart enough to hide it better. My best guess is that their cleaning service put it there.”
She also dismissed a suggestion from a viewer that the camera might have been placed by a previous guest.
She said: “The (device) records locally to the SD card, you need to have the SD card itself to access the recordings.
“It must be someone with repeat access.”
A TikToker suggested: “Put the micro SD card in a computer. The first video should be of the person who originally plugged it in. »
Others offered ideas on how to scan a hotel room or vacation rental for hidden cameras.
One said: ‘A big problem is also the smoke detectors. Most good cameras you’ll ever find though. There are apps that can scan Wi-Fi for devices that are cameras.
Another said: “Always turn off all the lights and record without flash on your phone anywhere in every room. If you see a blinking light, it’s most likely a camera.
Brittany said she would post an update “after receiving a response from Airbnb support and seeing what happens to the police investigation.”
Secretly recording someone in a bathroom is a crime under Texas lawpunishable by imprisonment.
Airbnb said it was investigating a statement to DailyDot.
He said: “Airbnb strictly prohibits ‘hidden cameras’ as well as recording devices of any kind in private areas such as bathrooms and bedrooms.
“We take this allegation very seriously and our dedicated security team is investigating it thoroughly.”
The Austin Police Department has been approached for comment.
Last year, we reported that an Airbnb heard noises coming from an air vent and “felt like it was being watched.”
The next morning, he discovered a scary hidden room behind.
Another Airbnb guest found two CCTV cameras and claimed he was told he had ‘consented’ to being filmed because there was a photo of a camera listed.
Last month, former hacker Marcus Hutchings posted a TikTok video explaining how to detect hidden spy cameras.
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