12 Times People Got Righteously Pwned For Lying Online

People say a lot of weird stuff on the internet. Most of the time, people like to put on a show to impress their many followers and friends for likes, shares, and comments.

Some people, however, tend to seek social media attention to the point where they will make up incredibly obvious lies. They do so with the hopes of never being called out.

That isn’t the case for some people who have quick-witted friends, that know how to use logic and a quick Google search.

You won’t believe what lies some people tell on social media, and how they eventually got called out.

12. Don’t Tell This Guy What To Do

A sports magazine attempted to predict what an athlete would say to someone about getting into shape. The athlete somehow found the tweet with his photo attached, and appropriately corrected the magazine. You should never put words into someone’s mouth.

Speaking of getting called out, you won’t believe what happened in #11.

11. Never Lie To Your Girlfriend

This guy thought he was safe after telling his girlfriend he was in for the night and going to bed. Little did he know, she was at the same club he lied about being at, looking right at him. Could you imagine the look on his face after reading her text?

10. Epic Photoshop Fail

Everyone wants to work out and look good for social media these days. But what happens when you’re so desperate to look good that you decide to Photoshop a six pack on your body? Well, this guy tried just that and failed. He even forgot to add a belly button.

You’ll be baffled about #9.

9. When Giving Back Goes Wrong

He claimed that Christmas is about giving and not about bragging rights. However, he decided to share how much he tipped his waiter. The problem? The guy contradicted himself. The receipt he shared was a guest copy and not the copy the restaurant/server keeps.

#5 will surely make you laugh.

8. When Loving Yourself Goes Wrong

There’s nothing wrong with a little self-love. Just don’t make it seem like the compliments you get from a stranger are actually coming from you. This person made it seem like they left their Facebook page open on the library computer. However, the status shows the post came from a mobile device.

7. Is This What Processed Chicken Looks Like?

The person responsible for this photo wanted to deter people from eating processed chicken that comes from fast food restaurants and the freezer section at your local grocery store. This, however, isn’t a photo of processed chicken. It’s actually a photo of the tubby custard machine form the children’s show, Teletubbies.

6. Is This Retro Photo Real?

A lot of people on social media can be extremely gullible at times. They can take a simple photo or meme and believe it to be true without ever checking the facts. In this case, a photo of a woman dressed in a retro swimsuit was supposedly taken in the 50s, but that isn’t the case at all!

5. Flower Thief

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying good photography. But if you’re going to lie about taking a photo, make sure the photo isn’t watermarked. Rick was called out for claiming to take a photo of this flower.

Can you really take an accidental selfie? Find out in #4.

4. Accidental Selfie

You can’t log on to social media without seeing a few selfies from your friends, families, and even celebrities. There are a lot of steps to go through in order to post a photo on social media. So how does one accidentally post a photo they took of themselves with a caption?

3. Dreaming Of Snowboarding

Everyone wants to go on vacation to take the best photos, just to post and brag on social media. This person had snowboarding on their mind so bad, that they stole a photo and pretended it was theirs. The photo actual came from a snowboarding calendar, and their friend provided proof of the lie.

2. Reading Is Fundamental

Don’t you hate when people try to make you feel bad for liking a certain thing? This guy tried to criticize people for liking a book. It turns out he didn’t even read the book himself and was embarrassed while attempting to embarrass others.

You will be blown away by #1.

1. Call The Police Or Update Facebook?

When there’s a crisis, it seems like some people feel the need to turn to social media first. They will make a post about something, instead of trying to seek help. In this case, that person did just that. Instead of dialing 911 with their phone, they updated their Facebook status.

It’s safe to say that it’s better to just tell the truth than lie while on social media. Sooner or later, someone will see your post and realize it’s a lie. Not to mention the people who know you offline can air out your truth as well.

Thanks to Google, you can find anything with a simple search. So, don’t lie.

Have you or someone you know been caught in a lie and called out on social media? How did they handle it?

What are some of your favorite social media lies that you’ve seen so far?


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