In the online world, you never really know who you're talking to. This series reveals stories of deception and homicide triggered by online interactions. From the black widow wives hiding behind alter-egos to jilted lovers stalking their exes, from obsessive lovers enacting their disturbing fantasies to shocking tales of kidnap, violence and deception - each episode follows stories with jaw-dropping twists and turns as the web of lies is revealed.
Autumn Pasquale, 12, loves her new BMX and networks with fellow fans online for tips and tricks to deck it out. But on Homecoming Day 2012, Autumn - and her beloved new bike - go missing. A trail is left behind on Facebook, but where will it lead?
City-girl Leslie Belkin moves south and meets a man on Craigslist. At first George seems perfect - he's nice and helpful around the yard. But once she discovers his criminal record, she realizes she isn't the only casual encounter George has made online.
Megan Meier, a vulnerable 13-year old living in a small town in Missouri, turns to the internet for socialization outside of school. When she meets 16-year old Josh online, she falls in love. But this love story turns tragic as the web of lies unravels.
Lonely teen Jessica Sacco turns to the internet to find other so-called "Juggalos" who share her interests in edgy music. There, she makes new friends and even finds a boyfriend. She moves in with them, and soon finds herself unable to escape their grip.
Unemployed David Pauley applies to a Craigslist ad offering a tantalizing lifeline just as the recession hits. The job sounds perfect: a live-in caretaker for a ranch in Ohio. But just as soon as he is hired, he disappears - and he isn't the first.
After a troubled childhood, 13-year old Christina Long's life seems to be on the up and up. Now living with her beloved Aunt Shelly, Christina is a popular honor student and cheerleader. But when her online life is revealed, it tells a more tragic story.
36-year old Indle King courts beautiful 18-year old Anastasia Solovieva online. She travels from her home in Kyrgyztan to Seattle to marry him, but her American dream turns into a nightmare when she realizes that Indle is not the man she thought he was.
Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jim Aune appears to have it all, but unknown to his family or students, his life is in freefall as dark online secrets threaten to spill out into real life.
Barry Hornstein accidentally detonates a pipe bomb in his own driveway when he kicks a mysterious package. Suddenly, an online terror campaign against his 17-year old son ensues, leading police to wonder who wants to hurt the Hornsteins, and why?
Jamie Stice is seven months pregnant. But with no father around, she reaches out to the internet to share her hopes and fears. As the weeks progress, Jamie enters a dark world that will shatter her dreams and change the life of her unborn child forever.
Shortly after Chris Coleman starts a new job as Security Chief for a Christian ministry, he begins receiving threatening emails. Then, tragedy strikes: his wife and two sons are found dead. Police must work to trace the emails back to the killer.
12-year-old Justin Bloxom is addicted to MySpace and attached to his cell phone. One night, Justin sneaks out of a friend's house to meet a new friend, but never returns. The investigation unravels a tangled web of fake identities and false promises.
Teenagers Robert and Grace meet online and fall in love. After several years, Robert moves 2000 miles to be closer to Grace. When her father nixes an attempt to meet in the real world, the pair hatch a plot online that will change their lives forever.