“Creep Catchers” is a group of Canadian civilians who pose as children online to find online predators and stand them up in person, catching it all on camera. They post videos on each region’s social media accounts, as well as their website as a way to shame them and keep them off the internet.
The group has grown to 15 chapters, but it’s barely legal. The RCMP strongly advises individuals to contact local police or cybertip.ca to report suspected online child exploitation, in order to keep them safe. A Creep Catchers member, however, says its a dangerous job but someone has to do it.
A Calgary member writes: “On a daily basis I get SEVERAL creeps wanting to meet young girls, which sometimes ends up being me. The police are limited in what they can and can’t do. […] Men and women, young and old, rich and poor; these creeps seem like everyday people but they just ACTED on a dark secret within them. Rest assured parents, I’m out here in full force to keep your children safe! Let’s hope I can scare a little sense into them so next time they want to meet a 13 year old for sex, they’ll REMEMBER MY FACE and think twice!”
Should they be doing this or should the police handle it?