Within minutes she was bombarded with private messages from six males. One user called Jamie69 claimed on his profile that he was a 14-year-old boy from South Hayling, Hants.
Disturbingly, he clearly had more in mind than a friendly chat.
Girls as young as 13 are flocking to use a teen dating website which allows them to be targeted with vile sexual messages from older men.
He wasted no time asking if the conversation could be moved to a Skype video call – so they could do “naughty” things.
Our shocked reporter, still playing up her role as an innocent teenager, replied that she had never done anything like that before.
The encounter took an even darker turn when he offered: “I’ll go first”.
She then asked if he knew she was 13 and, chillingly, he said he did.
A quick Google search with the details Jamie69 had provided for Skype confirmed what our girl feared – he was actually a man in his 40s from America.
Shockingly, many users are adults trying to contact naive youngsters, a Sunday People investigation found.
The site allows anyone aged 13 to 25 to register, give out contact details and post provocative pictures of themselves.
And unlike sites like Facebook, the “profile” details of members are automatically visible.
Our reporter posed as a 13-year-old girl to sign up to the site using the name Polly2.