Dirr Family Hoax

A man named J.S. Dirr posted on Facebook asking for prayers for his wife who had been in a terrible car accident. She was a trauma surgeon who was 35 weeks pregnant. Hundreds of well wishes started pouring in. The Dirr family had been well known for over a decade, updating their followers on their intense family drama- including their son who had battled cancer four times. Turns out, none of it was real. 


Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/18/cancer-cons-phoney-accidents-fake-deaths-internet-hoax-buster-taryn-wright


https://www.gawker.com/5914621/the-long-fake-life-of-js-dirr-a-decade-long-internet-cancer-hoax-unravels


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