A person who wants to remain anonymous, contacted the ECHO about the account called “Liverpools_snitch_checks”, which they say is “causing alarm and distress” on the social media platform.
The private page encourages people to send photos and supporting information to them, which they can then use to “expose” people who may have helped police to bring criminals to justice.
A message on the page reads: “Exposing all wronguns! Everyone send your pics with supporting info. Total anonymity.”
One photo has the word “snitch” written over it in red lettering, while another shows a video of a man, with the words “he’s still helping police locate wanted people” written across the top.
A source has claimed that “very dangerous criminals” are behind the account which they fear will result in people getting hurt.
They told the ECHO: “This account is causing alarm and distress on Instagram and they won’t move it.
“People are going to get hurt because this account is going a step too far, it’s really bad for the city.”
Merseyside Police said detectives have been made aware of the account and enquires are currently being carried out.
A spokesperson from the force said: “We can confirm detectives have been made aware of an Instagram account today, Wednesday, 29 July, and are carrying out enquiries to establish what, if any offences have been committed.
“Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users that any offences committed online, including malicious communications and inappropriate behaviour, can and will be investigated.”
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