Next Level Shit: Woman Pretends She's Pregnant With Quintuplets

A woman in Canada who was pregnant with quintuplets shocked both hospital staff and her boyfriend when it turns out she wasn't pregnant at all. With any-lets. I've heard of faked cancer, faked weddings, faked girlfriends who live in Canada who were met "at summer camp," but this. This is powered up fakery. » 3/25/14 9:30pm 3/25/14 9:30pm

Unhinged Ex Girlfriend's Viral Blog Was Actually A Marketing Hoax

Classic American love story: Boy meets girl. Boy cheats on girl. Girl discovers infidelity. Girl goes batshit crazy, taking out full page ads in college newspaper and starting whole tumblr about it. Boy grovels. Girl vows continued revenge. Girl turns out to be an invention of a record company promoting a new *bItChEs… » 1/31/14 7:00pm 1/31/14 7:00pm

Waitress Who Faked Anti-Gay Receipt Also Lied About Giving to Charity

A waitress who collected thousands of dollars worth of donations from well-intentioned internet denizens after a picture of a receipt allegedly containing a homophobic note that actually turned out to be fake went viral promised to donate her ill-gotten gains to charity. Except it now looks like she kinda lied about… » 12/06/13 3:45pm 12/06/13 3:45pm

Idiot Boston Student Upsets Everyone With Fucked-Up Facebook Rape Hoax

The Boston College Confessions Facebook page usually serves as an anonymous forum for BC kids to let off some steam, a place to air their PG-rated unflattering private thoughts in public. Harmless, cheap web therapy. But yesterday, the site posted a confession that's so awful I'm literally shaking after reading it — a… » 10/02/13 11:50am 10/02/13 11:50am

Woman Whose Photos Were Used To Create "Lennay Kekua" Understandably…

The epic catfishing of Manti Te'o continues to befuddle the nation. 23-year-old Los Angeles woman Diane O'Meara, whose photographs were now infamously appropriated by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo as an avatar for the nonexistent "Lennay Kekua," wrote a piece in the L.A. Times where she basically just does this. And who can blame… » 1/26/13 6:00pm 1/26/13 6:00pm

Balloon Boy and His Dad Are Back, Now With a Baby Metal Band

Remember back in 2009 when people across the nation were glued to their TV screens because they thought a little boy (named Falcon) had flown away in a tin foil balloon and everybody just had to see whether or not he fell out of it? Of course, it turned out that the whole thing was a hoax set up by the boy's father and … » 12/12/12 6:50pm 12/12/12 6:50pm

That Story About The Poop Tattoo Is A Load Of Crap

Some crazy tale involving a boyfriend, a cheating girlfriend, Narnia and a poo-tattoo has gone viral, with lots of media outlets claiming that some dude inked shit on his ladyfriend's back when he found out she was cheating. But! The Smoking Gun reports that the story is "Fake. Fake. Fake." Let your friends know. (Also,… » 11/29/11 6:10pm 11/29/11 6:10pm

Straight Male Impostor Tried To Get Book Deal As Syrian Lesbian

During his fauxpology tour last week, Tom MacMaster, the straight American man who posed as Syrian lesbian blogger Amina Arraf, told The Guardian that he doesn't regret blogging as the "Gay Girl in Damascus," because, "To a large extent it's almost as though I were writing a novel." We wondered why he didn't just write a… » 6/22/11 11:13pm 6/22/11 11:13pm

Second "Lesbian" Blogger Reveals He's Actually A Straight Man

The revelation that the "Gay Girl In Damascus" was actually an American man in Edinburgh proved it's easy to post under a fake identity online. In fact, it's so easy that Tom MacMaster wasn't the only one. » 6/13/11 10:07pm 6/13/11 10:07pm

Woman Deceived In Fake-Boyfriend Hoax For Two Years

You know how one time in high school you made up a fake boy and IM'ed some girl you didn't like as "him" and asked her out on a date, but then you couldn't figure out how to keep things going so you just told her he moved to Florida? That, on a much grander scale, is what happened to Paula Bonhomme. » 4/28/11 5:40pm 4/28/11 5:40pm