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Have You Ever Lied About Your Identity Online?

ABC News U.S. 2013/01/24 19:08:29
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Nev Schulman, the star and creator of the MTV show "Catfish" that follows Internet dating hoaxes, has reached out to Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o and offered to help solve his girlfriend hoax.

Te'o and Notre Dame claim he was a "catfish" victim when it was revealed that the woman he said was his girlfriend and died of leukemia never existed. The "Catfish" television show was spawned by a movie of the same name in which Schulman tracked down a person who pretended to be a young woman he had met online.

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  • Katherine 2013/01/25 01:36:05
    Yes, all the time.
    Katherine
    +9
    Of course I have. Do you really think I'm going to provide my real personal information on the internet.

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  • Sofahead 2013/04/12 21:33:00
    No, never.
    Sofahead
    Not certain how to answer this. I don't use my given name or give out too much personal information but I don't create a false persona to deceive people either.
  • ⚜Ellen⚜... ⚜Ellen⚜... 2013/04/11 16:09:51
  • Shawna 2013/03/08 03:21:07
    No, never.
    Shawna
    +1
    I don't give out all my personal info, but I am who I say I am and have never had any reason to create an alternative identity. I think it takes a certain sort of mental illness to do that in order to victimize someone.
  • VERYwiseguy 2013/03/08 03:14:02
    No, never.
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    Since when does CATFISH become a new term.You never know on line who you're really typing to.
  • Shawna VERYwis... 2013/03/08 03:21:44
    Shawna
    +2
    You're Alfred E Neuman aren't you?
  • VERYwis... Shawna 2013/03/08 03:27:09
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    That's not near being the same posting your real name and picture is an open door to identity theft.I never lied about my identity to people I can trust because I know them.I'll leave out information on line for my protection.In fact I just chatted with an old friend from 1976 with my address,phone # etc...
  • Shawna VERYwis... 2013/03/08 03:28:08
    Shawna
    +2
    LOL-I was just teasing you. It's okay!
  • VERYwis... Shawna 2013/03/08 03:39:41
    VERYwiseguy
    +2
    I'm warning you...Don't put too much info on FAKEbook or here you know the nut jobs on here can't be trusted! ;)
  • Culgan 2013/03/08 01:51:14
    No, never.
    Culgan
    Not when talking to people.
  • sneekyfoot 2013/03/07 17:35:57
    Yes, all the time.
    sneekyfoot
    we all need to lie more
  • Dickens 2013/03/07 17:13:54
    No, never.
    Dickens
    +1
    ..it's anonymous...why lie?
  • Major Mel 2013/03/07 17:09:45
    Yes, all the time.
    Major Mel
    Anytime I think my personal security is (or even might be) at risk, it's my typical modus operandi!
  • wtxwoman 2013/03/07 16:35:43
    No, never.
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I don't get on dating sites or much of anything other than SH. I am truthfull here.
  • GeminiWolf 2013/03/07 15:57:20
    Maybe once or twice.
    GeminiWolf
    When I was 13 on Lycos chat I was a 17 year old male named Grumpy.

    Don't ask me why. I couldn't tell you. I had quite a following though.
  • Kashee 2013/03/07 15:40:38
    No, never.
    Kashee
    +1
    Why bother to communicate if you aren't being real?
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/03/07 15:30:21
    No, never.
    Lerro DeHazel
    I never have, but I have had those kind to lie to me about who they were . . . This was a popular trick to pull on people back when Yahoo had all of those different rooms . . . It was actually easy to catch them in a lie, though.
  • Justagirl 2013/03/07 15:05:42
    Maybe once or twice.
    Justagirl
    I had a grand "affair" with Estranged! He's such an idiot! LOL
  • mich52 2013/03/07 13:15:37 (edited)
  • Tropiceagle33 2013/03/07 13:13:29
    No, never.
    Tropiceagle33
    no point
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2013/03/07 13:08:20 (edited)
    No, never.
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +2
    I try not to divulge any specific details about who I am, so what's the point of lying about it?
  • lurx: t... lurx: t... 2013/03/07 13:13:38
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +2


    ...alright, there were a few times in the past when I tried to convince people that I was Batman, but I've gotten over it now.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/03/07 13:06:05
  • lady blue 2013/03/07 12:56:58
    No, never.
    lady blue
    +2
    I won't lie but I do withhold my personal info and you will only know what I choose
    to tell you and that is on an individual basis depending how much I trust a person.
    I don't reveal much of my personal info and I'm very careful who I give my phone # and my whereabouts to. I learned a valuable lesson once in telling people my personal info
    or giving out my phone #. You can't trust everyone. That being said, I won't lie because no one is worth me lying for.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/03/07 12:48:27
    No, never.
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Lies usually have a way of catching up with you so why do it.
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/03/07 12:43:14
    No, never.
    Kezzi Morris
  • Sonny 2013/02/01 03:56:43
    Maybe once or twice.
    Sonny
    +2
    I don't use photos of my true identity on the Internet and I'm glad I don't. few on here have been trolling and stalking me because I'm from Jamaica. Imagine if I had my real photo they would have been even more obsessed. crazy people do exist on here and they are alive and kicking
    crazy man
  • deidara... Sonny 2013/03/07 13:07:46
  • piegirl333 2013/01/29 21:36:05
    Maybe once or twice.
    piegirl333
    On a couple chat sites, because I didn't want to give strangers my name.
  • viola 2013/01/29 20:27:43
    Yes, all the time.
    viola
    +1
    lol, i simply don't reveal my true identity
  • mangafan123 2013/01/29 19:32:08
    No, never.
    mangafan123
    +1
    I have never lied about my personality!I hate keeping my identity a secret!I tell the first person i see online where i live and where i work,unfortunately i cant tell you my job because it's a secret(im a agent shh).
  • Harley Quinn 2013/01/29 18:52:56
    No, never.
    Harley Quinn
    +1
    I don't always divulge every single detail about myself, but I don't outright lie.
  • mrdog 2013/01/29 18:45:56
    No, never.
    mrdog
    +2
    I don't lie anytime...why would I do it? bark
  • life.of.insanity 2013/01/29 18:45:03
    No, never.
    life.of.insanity
  • Jack's Pearl 2013/01/29 18:44:32
    No, never.
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    I've hidden it, but not lied. Never wanted to lie or need to.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/29 17:38:37
    No, never.
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Not in this context. Sometimes, when playing the kind of role-playing game that you play by e-mail or semi-private message, I have created my own characters and given them names that bear no relation to my own. (Once, in fact, I participated in the "United States of Micro-America," as a US Senator, then as a Justice of the Supreme Court, then as Acting President!)

    But I would not pretend to be something I am not, in order to defraud another. What you see, is what you get.
  • Theresa 2013/01/29 16:21:35
    No, never.
    Theresa
    +1
    Nope it is too easy to be found out and you will hurt someone! I would not want that on my conscience.
  • firelooker 2013/01/29 16:14:20
    No, never.
    firelooker
    +1
    Why would I do that? Iam who I am and if others don't like it ...Oh !well
  • mitsuturbo 2013/01/29 08:37:42
    Yes, all the time.
    mitsuturbo
    +2
    When I get spam hoax freakout messages on FB about how they're going to sell or share my information, I just laugh. The info that I share is ever only partially accurate. However I have never misrepresented my self as being anything other than the approximate age, build, gender, orientation, and of socio economic background. Im a broke ass out of shape white boy just tryin to make the best of things. Now leave me alone!
  • Future Timelord 2013/01/29 03:34:22 (edited)
    Yes, all the time.
    Future Timelord
    Yeah, I'll change my name, or age, or where I live. Just so things don't get too personal, also, I love pretending to be someone else.

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