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I'm definitely Bob Mortimer... would I lie to you?

Comic's image used in Tinder catfishing scam

comedyBob Mortimer has got inadvertently caught up in an dating app catfishing scam.

The comic’s image has been used on a profile on dating app Tinder – despite being with his wife Lisa Matthews for more than 20 years.

A scammer used pictures of the comedian turned author, but changed some of the other details, giving his age as 50 – he’s actually 65 – and claiming to have been educated at Boston University in the US – when he actually attended the universities  of Sussex and Leicester. 

The fraudster posing as Mother also claimed to be a ‘big time texter’ who works out ‘every day’ and is interested in yoga and meditation, and was accompanied with images of him eating fish and chips and another of him watching football with a friend. 

The profile has apparently been deleted by the platform after The Sun spotted it.

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Published: 9 Jul 2024

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