Nicole Muscara's alarm clock acquired an alarming feature: a hidden camera placed by a stalker. She discovered something odd when she one day set the alarm; it wasn't her clock.
Stories like this are happening more commonly. Recently a Kansas City, Missouri woman discovered 11 hidden cameras in her apartment-placed there by her landlord.
As for Muscara, turns out a good friend of hers (whom she had initially refused to suspect) had put in the camera clock.
It's common to not know you're being stalked, or if you do, not know whom the stalker is. The stalker is an unhealthy person who feeds on the energy of their victim to get through the day.
It's tough to keep track of the prevalence of stalking, especially with today's technology, with predators spying via webcams and other schemes.
Consider the following recommendations for protection:
Take note of unwanted attention. Does anyone keep texting you, for instance, even though you don't like this? Is someone continuing to make unwarranted comments or advances even though you've told them to stop? Who has access to your home even though you don't trust them.
Set up a home security system. They're now wireless, cheap and portable. Wireless IP cameras can connect to your Internet and you can watch your home via smartphone.
Shield your hotel room's peep hole with paper. A creep can get a "reverse peep hole" and watch you from the outside in
Get a wired/wireless camera detector. Cameras that creeps use are tiny and hard to spot visually. A reliable camera detector (costs at least $100) will scan your home/hotel room.
Call the police. If you "feel" someone is watching you, your sixth sense may very well be correct.