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Web of Lies

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Do you really know who you’re talking to online?

Web of Lies dramatises the thrilling and terrifying true stories of people who went online searching for love, friendship, or just a new connection and were pulled into a web of deception and terror instead. These tales, narrated by loved ones and victims, take heart-stopping twists and turns as victims lured in by a person they thought they could trust end up missing, dead, stalked or relentlessly bullied. Once they are trapped in the web it is up to loved ones and law enforcement to piece together what happened, and rescue the victims.

But tracing the cyber footprints of these deadly perpetrators is a daunting task, as they conceal their IP addresses and hide behind fake profiles. As detectives employ cutting edge computer forensics and the families and friends of victims hold their breaths, will they find the online perpetrators and get to the victims before it is too late?

As more and more of us go beyond our neighbourhoods and communities to make new connections online, Web of Lies warns us of the dark and deadly traps that can lurk behind the friendliest of profiles.

Do you really know who you’re talking to online?

Web of Lies dramatises the thrilling and terrifying true stories of people who went online searching for love, friendship, or just a new connection and were pulled into a web of deception and terror instead. These tales, narrated by loved ones and victims, take heart-stopping twists and turns as victims lured in by a person they thought they could trust end up missing, dead, stalked or relentlessly bullied. Once they are trapped in the web it is up to loved ones and law enforcement to piece together what happened, and rescue the victims.

But tracing the cyber footprints of these deadly perpetrators is a daunting task, as they conceal their IP addresses and hide behind fake profiles. As detectives employ cutting edge computer forensics and the families and friends of victims hold their breaths, will they find the online perpetrators and get to the victims before it is too late?

As more and more of us go beyond our neighbourhoods and communities to make new connections online, Web of Lies warns us of the dark and deadly traps that can lurk behind the friendliest of profiles.

In the 21st century world, we’re increasingly living our lives online – unaware of the risks that can lie ahead. Looking for friendships, love, sex or business opportunities has led many into a twilight world of seduction, danger, and false identity. What unites these shocking tales of true crime is their unpredictability. You never know where the web of lies will lead.

This gripping new series will bring to life an untold world of deception and homicide – revealing that online you never really know who you’re talking to.

A new danger lurks among us. It skulks in every office, every home – it is even in our pockets. In a world in which social and business relationships are increasingly conducted online, Web of Lies investigates stories in which communication begins on the internet but soon leads to real-life deception, identity fraud, embezzlement and even murder.

This ground-breaking series for Investigation Discovery is packed with cautionary tales. We hear first-hand the terrifying testimonies of victims whose lives have been turned up-side-down by internet relationships. Through the extraordinary stories of the men and women we encounter, we reveal how everyone everywhere can protect themselves and their loved ones against the predators prowling the World Wide Web.