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Cursed by Allah
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Fake Fish Photos
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Fake Ed Asner tries to help Pittsburgh cinema
Yet another example of a celebrity imposter masquerading online. In this case, the imposter evidently thought their deception was for a worthy cause. Nevertheless, it's still a deception.

Fake Ed Asner Endorses Struggling Dormont Theater
CBS Pittsburgh

The Facebook post from the fake Ed Asner page reads "Help the Hollywood Theater! One of Pittsburgh's last historic neighborhood cinemas. I have found memories of visiting this venue as a much younger man while visiting relatives. I'll double every donation!" Theater manager Chad Hunter was excited but skeptical when he saw the post. He tried sending a thank you message to Asner via the social media website but never heard back. That's when he got suspicious. A representative for "Charles Sherman Public Relations" who represents Asner says the page is fake and that the actor has never had a Facebook page.

Categories: Celebrities, Identity/Imposters, Social Networking Sites
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 08, 2013
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