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It’s Cheat Week at Mashable. Join us as we take a look at how liars, scammers, grifters, and everyday people take advantage of life’s little loopholes in order to get ahead.


Ten years ago I was a World of Warcraft sugar baby. 

I coasted through the game by pretending that behind the hot Night Elf huntress, I was a confident 21-year-old woman instead of a clumsy 13-year-old who once panic-cried over ordering pizza because talking on the phone crushed me with anxiety. My nascent and short-lived grifting never reached its full potential — mostly because I wasn’t allowed online after 9 p.m. — but the year I spent exploiting my character’s violet body for valuable in-game gold toed the line between shared fantasy and catfishing.  Read more…

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