Originally Posted by bdreason
Not sure why you guys are so surprised. This stuff happens everyday. Have none of you watched the show Catfish? The entire show is based around people playing other people online. Some of these people create entire fake social networks, and have multiple people in on the scams.
The reason that people do it seems to vary. Some do it as a mean prank. Some people do it for some sort of self-fulfillment. And, of course, some do it to scam people out of money.
it just isn't an interesting story when it's some Napoleon Dynamite looking dude out in some mobile home in Montana...
This is the face of Notre Dame, who used this story of death to get the whole country to love him...who could probably have had almost any girl at the school if he wanted...getting hoaxed for 3 years, dating someone online, without meeting...it's crazy imo