There's something about the anonymity of the internet that allows people to feel completely comfortable lying to other people. Sometimes they lie as a scare tactic, for example, providing bullshit anecdotes to scare people away from vaccines. Some people lie to mine Reddit karma. And then there are the weirdos who simply want attention. Unfortunately for these bullshitters, there are tons of internet users who are just waiting to call them out for their deceptive stories. And we love to see it.