By Kyle Zabawa
Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has backed a campaign to criminalise so-called 'catfishing'.
The soap star shared her experience as a victim of the online trend on LooseWomen on Wednesday.She revealed that someone had used pictures taken from social media to assume her identity and communicate with others.
A ‘catfish’ lies about their identity and uses someone else’s pictures and details to create fake online profiles.It is not currently illegal to pose as someone else online.
With 1 in 5 relationships now starting online, people using the Internet to find love are at an increased risk of being deceived.Private Investigator Rebecca Jane from female private investigation company The Lady Detective Agency who is fronting the campaign said: