This woman faked having brain cancer. http://time.com/4320605/belle-gibson-fake-brain-cancer-blogger/
Stephen Glass was a well-respected writer for the "New Republic" who was faking stories. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/17/business/media/stephen-glass-repays-harpers-10000-for-his-discredited-work.html?_r=0
The best selling book about drug addiction "A Million Little Pieces" whose author was even on Oprah, was exposed also as a fraud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Million_Little_Pieces
Samoly Mam, a well celebrated award winning "sex trafficking survivor" turned out to also be a complete fraud. http://www.newsweek.com/2014/05/30/somaly-mam-holy-saint-and-sinner-sex-trafficking-251642.html In fact, she conned people out of millions of dollars in fact.
Just last year, the show "8 Minutes" on A&E was taken off the air because it was learned the whole so called "reality show" had in fact been staged, and…