Front page of Guardian website – again!

Tabloids lured by celebrity plastic surgery hoax

Paul Lewis

Thursday 15 October 2009

Exclusive: Reporters met with Starsuckers documentary maker to discuss buying private details

Three tabloid newspapers have been secretly filmed at meetings they thought were concerned with the possible purchase of private medical information about public figures who had undergone cosmetic surgery. The Sunday Mirror, News of the World and People were caught in the sting after they were approached by an undercover documentary-maker. He claimed to have a contact working as an administrative nurse in what was in fact a fictitious cosmetic surgery clinic.

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