You can now get paid to ‘stalk’ people on social media.
Andy Bartram, from Maidstone, Kent, has launched his own investigation agency to funnel out all the fake profiles and trolls so as to keep normal singletons safe.
The 46-year-old set up Vet Your Date earlier this month and said:
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 here.
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.”
He charges $25 for a search, which will pull up details about any Tinder or Bumble match.