Dozens of minor celebrities have abandoned their Twitter accounts and are giving their voicemail codes to News of the World hackers instead.
As controversy continues to rage around allegations that the tabloid paid spies to tap the mobile phones of the rich and famous for sleazy details, demand for low security voicemail accounts has soared.
Publicity guru Max Clifford has established Famous for Five Minutes, an agency that introduces nobodies to hackers for a small fee.
Long-forgotten Big Brother evictee Sauvignon Blank said: ‘It’s brilliant. Nobody ever followed me on Twitter but I got three new mobiles today and I gave the numbers to Famous for Five Minutes and I’ve been talking dirty on all of them. The lads mags are queueing up.’