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With one quick click the internet allows people to share information like family photos and professional accomplishments, making it easy to ignore or forget that behind clever screen names and witty captions is a dark digital world with real dangers and risks. In hour-long episodes, "Web of Lies" unravels tragic stories of deception and manipulation triggered by online interactions, from predators lurking behind Facebook profiles to creeps scouring chat rooms for their victims. Re-enactments are buttressed by comments from law enforcement personnel, true-crime experts and psychologists, plus first-person accounts from friends and families of the victims.

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Bursting with confidence after losing 200 pounds, a newly single 33-year-old woman spends her time flirting with men online, then she fails to turn up for work one day.
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Vulnerable mother Laura Simonson seeks comfort in the online world of sexual bondage and falls prey to a user who goes by the handle, Mr. Handcuffs.
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Nicole White vanishes while in the middle of a bitter custody battle; suspicion falls on an online beau until White's husband turns up unexpectedly with a scratched face.
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After a teenage house party spirals out of control, a shocking photo goes viral around the local schools; a vicious campaign of cyber bullying ensues that drives an innocent girl to take desperate action.
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High school student Brandon Wentzell falls for blonde beauty Clarissa Chistiakov online, but the course of love doesn't run smooth as the past collides with the present, shattering lives.
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Twenty-three-year-old Amanda Taylor shares her entire life on the Internet, then a tragedy takes place, and her posts take a dark turn.
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Michele Reiter bounces back after a failed marriage and a troubled romance, then she goes missing after agreeing to go on a date with a new friend she has met on Facebook.
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When a young mother plummets into depression, she turns to the internet for comfort, discovering a virtual world of fetishes, fantasies and dark intentions.
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A young woman turns to the Internet for help and advice when her young son mysteriously falls ill.
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Seventeen-year-old adoptee Chelsea Schobert feels out of place at home, then she finds acceptance with Shawn whom she meets online, but as their relationship develops, the whole family is drawn into a devastating series of events.
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Recovering from an abusive relationship, a girl looks for love on a popular dating site.
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An apalling murder reveals that 13-year-old honor student Christina Long has been leading a double life online.
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When Ashley Pegram goes missing after meeting a man through a dating app, the race to find her focuses on her internet admirer; detectives soon discover she is caught up in a nightmarish trap set by an online predator with murder on his mind.
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Chris Coleman begins to receive threatening emails after taking a job as security chief at a Christian ministry, then his wife and two sons are found strangled to death, and police must trace the emails back to their source to find a killer.
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Barry Hornstein accidentally detonates a pipe bomb in his driveway, which commences an online terror campaign against his 17-year-old son, Jack.
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When a single mother finds her dream man online, she can't believe her luck; however, her quest to meet him soon turns into every mother's worst nightmare; as police scramble to avert tragedy, they discover an elaborate web of lies.
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Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott has no recollection of what happened at a friend's house party, then lewd photographs of her are shared through text messages, turning her world upside down and pushing her to the edge.
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Sixteen-year-old Angela Allen meets a man online, exchanges text messages with him and agrees to rendezvous with him in person, after which she is never seen alive again.
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When Grace's father discourages her from meeting online beau Robert in person, the two star-crossed teenagers hatch a plot that will change their lives forever.
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When Nikki McPhatter fails to show up for her usual work shift, her friends and family begin to worry and point to her online relationships.
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A woman adopts a 6-year-old child through an online re-homing forum; she's soon inspired to help re-home other children but is horrified to discover that two of them may have fallen into the clutches of a child abuser.

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