It seems that instances of people going online and searching out others to believe in fake illnesses is very common. Here are some other stories I’ve come across.
The story of Manti Teo, a Notre Dame footballer and his imaginary girlfriend made headlines.
This blog shows how the perpetrators of these emotional scams can pick up the pieces and start again.
If you know of any others please let me know, I’d be very interested to read them and add them to this list.