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12+ People Who Lied On Social Media And Got Caught

Kasia M 10 Jul 2019

I don't think I have to tell you that social media can be totally deceiving. Some people go through a lot of effort to put their best foot forward when it comes to posting online.

Others, however, may need a lesson in how to either be better liars or just give up on lying altogether. Because when you're caught in a lie on social media it's never pretty.

1. Photo Credit

Facebook

As a budding photographer myself, this really bugs me. Don't take credit for a photo you didn't take yourself. Let's thank the watermark for getting them busted.

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2. When You're A Winner In Cyber Space

Facebook

Maybe we shouldn't be so hard on this guy who wanted to win so bad he faked it on social media. LOL.

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3. Busted By Google

Facebook

When you're pretending to be somewhere you're clearly not just make sure you don't use images from Google. Other people can Google too, you know.

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4. Made Up Versus Au Naturel

Reddit | Human-Sounds-Records

Okay, so most of us do wear a bit of makeup on any given day but these lips don't look real to me.

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5. Going Vegan

Facebook

It's funny how some people announce on social media that they're doing some drastic lifestyle change to appear more righteous only to get busted by a friend.

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6. Travel Junkie

Reddit | mimosaholdtheoj

Don't pretend you've somewhere you're not when you're clearly just floating on the sand in this badly Photoshoped job. This Instagrammer got called out for her BS.

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7. Busted By Mom

Facebook

Pretending to have grown up poor just to enlist some kind of pity on social media is never okay especially when your mom outs you. Ouch!

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8. Blurred Vision

Reddit | Gleepglorp76

Apparently, this girl has 28,000 followers and swears this is not Photoshopped. How are they not dropping like flies after seeing pics like this? It's beyond me.

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9. Lame Excuse

Facebook

I can't believe the lengths some people will go to so they can avoid having dinner with their friends and then they post what they're actually doing.

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10. Beetlejuice

Reddit | felvert

Doesn't this picture remind you of a scene from Beetlejuice when that guy shrinks the other guys head? LOL. That's the first thing I thought of. ROTFL.

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12. FaceTune Gone Bad

Facebook

That time you took some time off from Facebook only to come back and find out everyone has discovered FaceTune and has gone berserk with it.

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13. Flex Those Fake Abs

Facebook

Well, it's great to hear this guy has been working hard in the gym but wait a minute these aren't real abs. Busted hard here.

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14. Those Eyes Can See My Soul

Reddit | -Fateless-

When you're casually scrolling through Tinder, the last thing you want to see is a pair of eyes that can see your deepest and darkest secrets. Swipe left!!

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15. Trying To Post A Fake Review And Failing

Reddit | titwankthethird

Posting a fake restaurant review doesn't exactly work when the restaurant isn't even open yet.

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16. I Thought The First Photo Was A Doll

Reddit | poppyhill

Nope, just turns out that someone enjoys using filters and photo editing when it comes to their pictures. Like, they really like to use it.

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17. Gotta Give It To This Guy For Trying

Reddit | causingscenes

First, he posts a rude comment on this girl's Instagram. Then, when he's called out, he pretends like he didn't do and tries to score a date. What?

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18. I Get It. Everyone Wants To Be Bradley Cooper.

Reddit | PutPantsOnPlants

This guy tried to steal Bradley's face for his Tinder profile, but a quick Google search confirmed what we already knew: he's no Bradley Cooper.

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19. FYI Don't Tweet Fake Threats Against Airlines

Reddit | No_Name_Is_Left

You'd think this would be a no-brainer but sadly, no. I wonder how this worked out for her.

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20. I Thought I Was Looking At A Painting

Reddit | midnightonight

Perhaps a still-life of a grocery store? Oil on canvas? Nope, just out good friend, Facetune.

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21. Sometimes, Even Celebs Lie

Twitter | @RitaOra

Rita went for the reliable "my account was hacked" excuse. Sure it was, Rita. Sure it was.

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22. Try To Keep Body Proportions In Mind

Reddit | LadyGrimSleeper

Unless you want to be caught in a lie online. No one's eyes are that big!!

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23. Because Five-Year-Olds Have Astonishing Insight Into The Royal Family

Reddit | ohgodhelpme_

This definitely sounds like something a little girl would say and not something a parent would make up for social media likes.

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24. It's Impossible To Edit Every Photo

Reddit | xUnoriginal

Sooner or later, the truth is going to come out so we might as well embrace what we really look like!

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25. Tom Cruise's Double

Reddit | sav2391

If I had a nickel for every time someone mistook me for a celebrity, I would have nothing because this literally never happens to anyone.

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26. What Happens When You Post An "Unedited" Photo On Facebook

Reddit | violetcyanide

When you get called out, I guess the best thing to do is blame your brother. C'mon, bro. This pic was clearly photoshopped.

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27. A Record-Breaking Dog

Reddit | deadzenith

To be fair, maybe this person meant 37-years-old in dog years. It's possible.

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28. When You "Accidentally" Lead A Pride Parade

Reddit | WantTacos

Leading a Pride parade would be awesome, we just aren't buying the fact that she happened to be wearing a rainbow cape when this photo was snapped. Seems pretty staged to us.

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29. The Old "Chuck Bass" Excuse

Reddit | ThatGoodZucc

Maybe this happened at the peak of Gossip Girl's fandom, but I really, really doubt it.

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30. This Influencer Set Them Straight Real Fast

Reddit | Hemmeliig

Nothing like trying to call someone out on Twitter and getting it thrown back in your face.

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31. The Accidental Selfie

Reddit | AlwaysShip

I, too, have accidentally taken a photo and then posted it on Instagram. Wait — no, I haven't.

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32. Seriously, Who Took This Photo?!

Reddit | garnaches

I always wonder that when I see people's "sleeping selfies". You aren't fooling us!

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33. Because Everyone Is Secretly A Professional Cake Decorator

Reddit | carinastarr

Of course, they had to turn down the job offer (probably because there was no job offer).

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34. Text A Stranger, Get A Dog

Reddit | Lizardledgend

Imagine if getting a free dog was as easy as texting a random number.

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35. Where Are People Meeting These Characters?

Reddit | princesslisa_

I swear, it seems like everyone has these amazing stories from running errands and all I have to show from my trips are... groceries.

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36. When The Makeup Looks Too Perfect

Reddit | Zaza9000

There are some incredible makeup artists out there on Instagram and YouTube, but I have a feeling a little photoshop created the finishing touches on this look.

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37. Another Wunderkid

Reddit | sveinrei

How come all these kids are out there putting adults in their place? Whenever I see kids in public, they're just crying or running around on a sugar rush.

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38. Legs For Days

Reddit | shrinkingbabe

Everyone wants long legs, but let's not resort to trying to photoshop them into our photos, okay? These just don't look right.

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39. When Your Real Face Shows Up

Reddit | boogslau

I don't understand why people post fake pictures of themselves on the 'gram and then do a real-life interview. Really?

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Next time you try to fake something on social media make sure you're ready for the consequences.

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But I guess some things are worth the risk for certain people.

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