Amazon ‘encouraging stalkers’ by selling GPS tracking devices for suspicious partners for just £10 – The Sun

0
31
Amazon ‘encouraging stalkers’ by selling GPS tracking devices for suspicious partners for just £10 – The Sun



AMAZON is encouraging stalking by selling GPS tracking devices aimed at suspicious partners for as little as £10, it has been claimed.
The Spytec Portable GPS is said to aid stalkers in tracking their victims, listening to their phone calls and even operating the camera from their computers.
GPS trackers can be fitted under a victim’s car by stalkers
Amazon The Spytec Portable GPS can be fitted under a victim’s car or on their belt
Spying is illegal if it causes “distress or alarm” under UK harassment laws.
The gadget is described as “perfect for tracking vehicles, teens, spouses, elderly persons or assets” on the site.
It can be attached to a victim’s belt or their vehicles in order to track their movements in real time over the internet.
Last year, the National Stalking Helpline received more than 4,300 calls from victims.
Suky Bhaker, acting chief executive of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust which works with victims of stalking, blasted the sale of the devices.
She told The Mail on Sunday: “We run the National Stalking Helpline and our frontline work has shown that many stalking perpetrators utilise such technologies to track and spy on victims.
“We know from the tens of thousands of victims we have spoken to that the impact of stalking on victims’ lives is utterly devastating, to the victims and all those around them.”
The number of reported cases of stalking has increased by 46 per cent in the year to December 2018, according to the ONS.
In January, a stalker was jailed for 14 months after fitting a tracker on his estranged wife.
Stuart Carless, fitted the tracker after being dumped by wife Victoria, who moved out of their home last year.
CORE OF THE PROBLEM? Apple engineer says pressure to design iPhone is reason I’m divorced Hot DealsIT’S A DEAL! Argos is selling new Google Pixel 3a for £3.99 – but only 50 buyers can get it ZUCK OFF Woman claims she has PROOF Facebook is spying on conversations OUT OF JUICE Delete THESE 22 dodgy apps to save your phone’s battery life NOT APP-Y How to update WhatsApp following cyber surveillance attack
Last year, a father was found guilty of hiding a tacker in his wife’ car and bugged her purse with a listening device after he believed she was having an affair.
Andrew Hunter, was sentenced to an 18-month community order.
The Sun Online has approached Amazon for comment.
Wales News Service Carless fitted the tracker to his wife’s car after she dumped him
� Glen Minikin Andrew Hunter, 41, used a tracking device to discover whether his wife was cheating after becoming suspicious

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here