1 in 5 people use spy gear on their spouse before divorcing them: report

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I spy with my little eye.

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Upgrades in surveillance technology has played a vital role in spouses spying on their partners prior to divorcing, the New York Post reports.

Maguire Family Law, a divorce firm in the UK, found that 20% of exes spied on their partners before they ended their marriages. According to their data, they found one in five out of their 400 clients used surveillance tactics on their significant others.

“Back then it was VHS or camcorders, but nowadays it’s much easier,” one anonymous lawyer at Maguire told the Independent.

“Spouses use tracking devices, dashes cams, and are putting spying software on mobile phones,” explained James Maguire, the firm’s managing director, who called the methods “quite sophisticated” and said he suspected his experience is “just the tip of the iceberg.”

Surveillance expert Roger Bescoby, director of Conflict International, said that the tools used to spy are easy to find.

“In terms of where we’ve found devices, the list is endless,” he said, telling the Independent that cars, in particular, are “increasingly prime targets.” More “unusual” hiding spots have included plush toys, a box of cereal, and a model boat, he claimed.