People Are Actually Being Paid As Professional Social Media Stalkers

If you know anything about social media stalking, you'll appreciate it's a true skill. In fact, I'm willing to go as far as to say it's a sport, and should probably be added to the Olympic rota...

After all, it takes more than your average Joe to find out a lad's full name, postcode, his aunty's favourite food and his entire dating history with just one photo. Some of us, though, have mastered this skill, and can suss out a f*ckboy within seconds because of it.

But what if I was to tell you that you can now get paid to stalk people's social media profiles professionally? You'd be pretty buzzing, right? RIGHT.

Well now you can, at least if your name is Andy Bartram, and if you ask me, it sounds like the juciest, most enjoyable job ever.

Taking inspiration from popular MTV show Catfish, one ex copper, Andy Bartram, has now set up his own investigation agency to suss out all the fake Friedas and faux Fredericks out there.

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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."

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

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"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 charges £20 for a search, which will pull up details about any Tinder or Bumble match.

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Rachel Pugh

Rachel Pugh is PRETTY52's Social Editor. She previously worked as the Overnight TV & Showbiz editor for OK! Online. She started her journalism career in 2014, where she worked on the video desk for the Daily Star and Daily Express. Since then she has worked as a publisher, journalist, copywriter and social media manager on a variety of websites, with subject matters ranging from menswear to pop culture. Contact her – rachel.pugh@pretty52.com

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