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People Are Being Paid To Be Professional Social Media Stalkers

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

11:06 9 Aug 2018


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First off is this not Max & Nev's job ( Well just Nev now as Max has left the show after 7 seasons!) and secondly where do we sign up?

We all know someone in our life that is capable of find that tinder match on social media in 000.21 seconds after a week of you searching but now people are actually being paid to stalk online 'professionally'. 

Hello 2018!

Taking inspo from the popular MTV show Catfish, one ex-copper, Andy Bartram, has now set up his own investigation agency to suss out all the fakes and faux people lurking and catfishing out there.

Why hasn't anyone thought of this sooner? 

Speaking to Kent Live about his agency Vet Your Date, he explained:

"I have done those kinds of searches as an intelligence analyst and while I was watching Catfish on MTV I thought it could potentially be a good idea to do something similar.

"Anybody could do it, but in the same way, if you need your boiler fixed, you would get a professional in because of safety. I have spent a number of years as a criminal intelligence analyst and I have had police training.

"That gives me the power to interrogate web pages to get results back."

"I have got lots of friends who use it quite a lot and there are numerous different apps people use."

"It is all swipe right and swipe left. 'Online dating is such a massive industry these days.

"Although I set it up as a vetting thing for dating it could also be used for other purposes."

Andy is charging £20 for a search, which will pull up details about any Tinder or Bumble match.

Would you use this service? 


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