The self-styled paedophile hunters spoke about their experiences on Good Morning Britain and revealed their techniques in catching and entrapping people that they believed proved a danger to kids.
The two mothers talk to mainly men online pretending to be young girls, and then arrange to meet them and confront them as part of a well planned and rehearsed sting.
Speaking with their backs to the camera they said: "We set the operation up because we didn't feel the police were doing enough."
They continued: "We would put a historical picture up in a chat room and wait for these people to talk with us.
"Everything is left down to them, the balls in their court. We wait for them to approach us with a meet. Several times we have handed over information to police and in all fairness there is no follow up."
When questioned about why they can't involve the police earlier on in their quest they said: "The easiest way for us to do it is go there and meet them, and then we instantly call the police so we know the police are on the way.
"It's really distressing as an adult, I can't imagine how a child would feel in that situation."
A former policeman joined the debate and disagreed that the women were doing all the necessary things to help the situation.
ITV/SWNS This man was caught in a sting by the paedophile hunters after they chatted to him online
The man denied being a paedophile but the mums thought he was
He said that the women are not helping in the right way and they need to be brought inside the criminal justice system because untrained they endanger the lives of other children and themselves.
While he did admit that there are not enough officers to catch paedophiles, he suggested that the women, and other similar groups be brought in for training and work with the police.
Now there's an idea. I wonder if it will fly? Imagine, dozens, if not hundreds of adult vigilantes stinging the heck out of pedophiles. Might make a difference.
The two mothers, whose identities were kept secret didn't think his words would be put into action, though, and said: "Id like to see it put into practice."