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'Creepy' Catfish Uses Model's Photos With Their Head Superimposed As Dating Profile Pic

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'Creepy' Catfish Uses Model's Photos With Their Head Superimposed As Dating Profile Pic

A model has been left terrified after a catfish used her photos on a dating profile but superimposed their own face onto her body.

Seriously, it's a strange and horrifying world out there, folks.

Amber Phillips, from London, revealed that the scammer had shared the doctored images on the dating app Hinge, attempting to drag in men looking for a date.

The influencer - who has 443,000 followers on Instagram - shared the story on Thursday, explaining how one of her followers got in touch to explain what had happened after recognising her, or at least part of her.

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Here's the fake profile. Credit: Deadline News
Here's the fake profile. Credit: Deadline News

The man sent her a message that read: "Sorry this is so random, but so creepy. I spoke to a girl on Hinge for a while and I've always been very good at spotting catfish.

"But f**** hell someone has seriously photoshopped your photos and it creeped me the f** out.

"I followed you already and somehow noticed that your picture matches her."

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The images purportedly show a woman called 'Ellie' posing in her underwear on a bed.

However, the photos bear a striking similarity to another set uploaded by Amber. You could almost say that they were the same shot, but with a different head and hair colour.

Here's what Ellie Amber actually looks like. Credit: Deadline News
Here's what Ellie Amber actually looks like. Credit: Deadline News

Creepy stuff.

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Amber shared the scam photos in a tweet captioned: "How creepy, what the f***."

That tweet has since gone viral, with many users joining in to express their shock and - in some cases - admiration of the skills of the catfish.

Fair play, it's not a nice thing to do, but the photoshopping is very impressive.

One person commented: "Swiping the next pic over straight up made me jump. That's some body snatcher face stealing s***."

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Another said: "Think this might be a severely sad person doing this who obviously hates their body enough to put so much effort into all this just seems sad rather than creepy."

Amber has 130,000 Twitter followers. Credit: Deadline News
Amber has 130,000 Twitter followers. Credit: Deadline News

A third wrote: "Creepy, but makes you think about her photoshop skills."

It just goes to show that this sort of thing can happen to anyone, and that you should take care and think twice before uploading photographs of yourself onto the internet where anyone can see them.

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Recently, it even happened to footballer Jermaine Defoe.

The 38-year-old striker posted on his social media to confirm that someone was using shots of him on Tinder.

The Rangers forward said: "Hey guys, there's been a fake account on Tinder trying to impersonate me.

"Just to let you know the club and the police are involved in this matter.

"If you have been contacted by this fake account, please ignore and report."

Featured Image Credit: Deadline News

Topics: UK News, Internet, Dating, Twitter, Weird

Tom Wood
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