This woman overheard a guy on the train bragging about being unfaithful and shared his sex stories online

This woman overheard a guy on the train bragging about being unfaithful and shared his sex stories online

Not that you should be doing it in the first place, but it is now harder than ever before to get away with cheating. The likes of Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram mean that it is much easier to be tracked and watched than it used to be when our mobiles were just used for calling people and SMS texting.

But while it may be more difficult to get away with lies and deceit, there are still some basic rules to follow if you want to avoid getting caught out.

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If you're cheating on your partner (you dirty dog!) then it's probably best not to speak about it in public. The world is a small place, and while it is unlikely, someone may overhear your conversation and know the person you're cheating on. Or, even worse, someone may overhear the conversation and share it on Twitter, where it goes on to receive thousands of retweets and instigate a manhunt...

This was the case for one man called Ben, who has been publicly hounded on Twitter after he bragged about cheating on his girlfriend while on a train from Bournemouth to Manchester. Emily Shepherd, 23, was also on the train and she overheard the love rat telling his friends about his sexual conquests and decided to take to Twitter to shame him.

Writing in a Tweet, Emily said:

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Emily posted the tweet at 9am on Friday morning and it has since gone viral, with it receiving 25,000 retweets and over 60,000 likes on the social media platform. Sadly, despite the witch hunt gaining ground over the weekend, Ben still has not been found, with Beth tweeting:

"For those asking: Ben is yet to be found, I've had several messages but nothing yet."

Despite Emily trying her hardest to do good in the world, plenty of people have come forward to call her a "snake" and a "grass". Although, unsurprisingly, the majority of them are males themselves.

"I'm now on the Manchester - Bournemouth train and no sign yet... thanks to everyone calling me a grass and a snake, you're all great."

A few famous have also lent their hands to the appeal, with Dragon's Den judge Deborah Meaden tweeting:

Comedian Katherine Ryan also waded in on the search, saying:

Plenty of people were quick to hit back at Emily, saying that there were probably "several Bens on the train", to which the comedian said: "Dump them all to be safe."

However, many Twitter users have also been quick to defend Emily, with one tweeter saying:

"If the shoe was on the other foot you boys would be speaking nothing but hell about this girl, saying she being disrespectful and all that. Stop praising and promoting cheating."

It's hard to feel sorry for Ben in this situation, isn't it? But I can imagine he had the fright of his life on Saturday morning when he woke up to see a virtual manhunt going on.