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    wow..what an interesting article! Is this what people refer to when someone thinks there's a troll lurking around? Is that the same sort of deal, or are trolls trouble makers and these munchausen people are attention seekers??

    I had heard of people doing this munchausen thing in real life, but not online! I'd be more than P.O'd if I'd been giving support to someone on here and they turned out to be fake!

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    I can't believe people would do that?!

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    Some people just like the attention...

    I do remember this happening here on BH in a thread I was part of.. Was awful as we all thought this person was genuine, but turned out to be a big hoax.

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    Similar happened here on bubhub a few years back, just after I signed up.

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    I think its important to remember these people aren't bad people, they are sick people with a mental illness. I understand they are messing with other peoples emotions, but obviously they don't understand the impact their lies may have on others iykwim.

    But geez they are dedicated to keep it up the way they do, the worst I did when I was a teenager was to go in a chat room and pretend I was a 5'8 blonde haired blued eyed beauty and led a few guys on, mind you those 'guys' were probably also school aged boys thinking they were fooling me

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    so disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophania View Post
    I think its important to remember these people aren't bad people, they are sick people with a mental illness. I understand they are messing with other peoples emotions, but obviously they don't understand the impact their lies may have on others iykwim.
    See, for me the jury is still out on this. Some of the people who were involved in the situation I was caught in were mental health professionals and whilst they didn't have a professional distance or impartiality about the situation, they were not convinced that the person was not responsible/aware/competent to be held responsible for her actions.

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    That is awful..what I can't work out is...

    how do they fake all the stuff? like how do they know all that information.
    Maybe I am stupid...but i would not know what happens to you when you have a disease or illness?

    so do they search medical books?

    its awful especially when others get sucked in to it.

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    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that there are these kinds of people on BH. Not because i suspect anybody, but i know that these people are out there, and BH is a place filled compassionate supportive people - its a prime arena for a "faker" to prey on the good will of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgnesRonald&Beryl'sMum View Post
    That is awful..what I can't work out is...

    how do they fake all the stuff? like how do they know all that information.
    Maybe I am stupid...but i would not know what happens to you when you have a disease or illness?

    so do they search medical books?

    its awful especially when others get sucked in to it.
    They research their illness.


 

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