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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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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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When 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt goes missing, a helpful neighbor points the finger at an older teenager; then, police discover a string of text messages on DeBolt's cell phone and close in on a suspect whose obsession with the teenager led to murder.
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Firefighter Sam Dreher and his wife, Danielle, are the perfect couple until their hopes of happiness are dashed and their marriage fails; Sam falls in love with another woman, triggering a chain of events that spirals out of control.
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Twenty-four-year-old Jessika Rovell falls for Jeffrey Marsalis' charm and good looks but when she discovers his secret online life as Dr. Jeff, she realizes she's been dating a monster who stalks dating sites.
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An aspiring boxer leaves in the middle of the night to meet an attractive young woman who contacted him on Facebook, then he is found dead in his car the next day, and his murder reveals a family secret kept hidden for more than 30 years.
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The fan of an edgy hip-hop duo, Jessica Rae Sacco becomes the victim of a grisly murder after seeking out other devotees who call themselves "Juggalos."
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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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Leslie Belkin meets a nice guy named George on Craigslist, then comes to realize he has a criminal record.
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Brilliant teenager Breck Bednar has a passion for computers and online gaming, then he becomes ensnared by a young man who engages him in a deadly game.
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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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Dallas teen track star Shania Gray is left traumatized after being raped while babysitting; when a new social media friend offers support, she opens up to him, leading Shania into a trap that ends in tragedy.
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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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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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College freshman Jason Rodriguez finds freedom online when he begins dating several young women who pique his interest, then he turns up dead after agreeing to meet one of them in person.
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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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Three girls meet a flirty and friendly guy online, then his demeanor shifts, and he traps the girls in a vicious game they can't escape.
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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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Fifty-year-old Beverly Carter is an Internet-savvy real estate agent who disappears after agreeing to meet a prospective home buyer at a remote location.
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When two teenage girls fall in love, their hedonistic lifestyle is played out on social media for all to see; behind the facade, petty jealousies and insecurities escalate until finally the pressure erupts in a frenzy of shocking violence.
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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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A hopeful 12-year-old singer looks for fame online using her webcam, gathering many admirers; she soon falls for a boy who flatters her, but her dream turns into a nightmare after a shocking photo is shared online.

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