Two mums appeared on Good Morning Britain to speak out as to why they have taken over from the police.
Their feeling was that there wasn’t enough being done to catch paedophiles, so they are going alone to catch them.
The vigilante mums have become paedophile hunters as they look to protect their children from perverts.
They revealed to GMB host Susanna Reid how they would set up fake social media profiles to lure in their prey.
Posing as young, vulnerable girls, they would chat to the paedophiles online and eventually arrange to meet in person.
It would be then that they expose what they had done, as they catch on camera the moment they confront the person they’ve been talking to in the chat rooms.
With their backs to the cameras, to protect their identities, the mums spoke about how the arrange their ‘sting’.
They said: “We set the operation up because we didn’t feel the police were doing enough.
“We would put a historical picture up in a chat room and wait for these people to talk with us.
“Everything is left down to them, the balls in their court.
“We wait for them to approach us with a meet.
“Several times we have handed over information to police and in all fairness there is no follow up.”
Susanna asked why they have decided to do this outside of the law and how they could involve the police in what they are looking to do.
The mums said: “The easiest way for us to do it is go there and meet them, and then we instantly call the police so we know the police are on the way.
“It’s really distressing as an adult, I can’t imagine how a child would feel in that situation.”
There was a warning from a former policeman though that they are not helping to bring paedophiles to justice.
He argued that as these women are untrained, then there are chances that they could do more wrong than right, endangering themselves and others in the process.
He suggested that it would be better for these vigilante groups to work with the police as they would then be more effective and helpful when it comes to the criminal justice system.
The mums agreed that would be the ideal situation but were doubtful that this would come to fruition.
They argued: “I’d like to see it put into practice.”