LOOSE Women’s Coleen Nolan told how her and a pal caught a Catfish after they made a huge reflection blunder when sending a romantic snap.
Coleen, 56, was stunned to find that the “gorgeous” male teacher who’d been pursuing her friend Claire online was actually a WOMAN.
Coleen recounted the shocking story on Loose Women
She recounted the story on the ITV Daytime show, admitting to her fellow Loose Ladies that she is “quite savvy” when it comes to spotting fake social media accounts.
A Catfish is the term used to describe somebody who tricks people they meet online into thinking they’re somebody they’re not.
Coleen explained that her pal had been “desperate” to meet somebody, and was blown away when the perfect man appeared to take an interest on a dating app.
She went on: “She was talking to him all day, the last person she’d speak to at night and the first in the morning.”
It was this romantic pic that gave away the Catfish’s true identity – but Loose Women blurred the image
However, when they planned to meet, things fell apart – with the mystery man cancelling three dates in a row with various excuses each time, prompting Coleen to believe that he was in fact “too good to be true”.
Claire was then sent a photo of a bottle of her favourite perfume alongside a handwritten note that asked: “Why would I buy you a bottle of perfume if I had no intention of meeting you?!? Why Claire?”
However, the romantic gesture was the catfish’s downfall – with Coleen and Claire stunned to spot a WOMAN in the reflection of the bottle, taking the photo.
The other stars were stunned by the cautionary tale
The image then appeared on screen, with Ruth Langsford explaining that they had blurred the person’s identity, but they had caught their own image in the snap.
Coleen exclaimed: “It was a catfish and it wasn’t even a male, it was a female!”
She went on to share that Claire managed to track down the attractive man whose photos had been used, and he had no idea who she was or that his snaps had been stolen to catfish unsuspecting women.