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Münchausen by internet

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  • "Some psychiatrists have started using the term Münchausen by internet (MBI) to describe this behaviour. Whereas Münchausen syndrome requires physically acting out symptoms to get attention from doctors, online scammers just have to be able to describe them convincingly. There's a limitless audience of sympathetic ears, and success can be quantified by the number of concerned emails and message-board posts generated by their lies. Some even go so far as to fake their own deaths, reading their own obituaries and observing the torrent of grief from the comfort of their living room. If they are rumbled - and they rarely are, conclusively - they just go to another support group, and to a fresh batch of trusting victims."

    - Guardian News, Münchausen by internet: the sick world of the internet fakers, theage.com.au, 19 April 2011.

    April 19, 2011