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The internet will find you out! Hilarious photos show fibbers who were caught out telling tall tales on social media

  • Among those humiliated are the KKK, who joked about threat from Anonymous
  • Someone selling a car and claiming a famous driver owned it also given a shock
  • Woman shaming young people for not giving up train seats didn't realise her photo showed empty spaces

If you're going to tell a lie, don't do it on the internet.

That simple lesson, however, has not yet been learned by everyone – as these devastatingly awkward images show.

One of the humiliations is a woman attempting to shame young people on a train for not giving up their seats to an elderly woman – while failing to realise the picture she took of them shows a free seat.

Another, part of a series highlighted by twentytwowords, is a riff on an age-old classic – the lightweight pretending to be a heavy drinker.

Ouch: A tweet advertising that a famous stock car driver once owned a car earns a harsh put down

Ouch: A tweet advertising that a famous stock car driver once owned a car earns a harsh put down

Always ensure you know what your tattoo says in the language it's written in. Pictured: An unfortunate person who did not follow that advice, and compounded his woes by posting it online

Always ensure you know what your tattoo says in the language it's written in. Pictured: An unfortunate person who did not follow that advice, and compounded his woes by posting it online

Sit down: A woman attracts a devastating comment after attempting to shame youngsters

Sit down: A woman attracts a devastating comment after attempting to shame youngsters

Pictured: This cheeky user thought Tigerair would never follow up his claim, but he was wrong

Pictured: This cheeky user thought Tigerair would never follow up his claim, but he was wrong

We all know the lightweight who claims to be a big bad boozer. Pictured: What happens when that person brags online

We all know the lightweight who claims to be a big bad boozer. Pictured: What happens when that person brags online

Pictured: What appears to be a man trying to sell 'never been worn' sunglasses - while wearing them in his profile picture

Pictured: What appears to be a man trying to sell 'never been worn' sunglasses – while wearing them in his profile picture

The image shows a Facebook post made by a lad bragging about the 13 cans of beer he necked the previous night, featuring a photograph and the complaint: 'Paying for it now with this hangover'.

But it doesn't take long for someone else to chime in, explaining the would-be big boozer had in fact sipped on a lemonade all evening after telling guests he was allergic to beer.

In a slightly different vein, one image shows a Ku Klux Klan Twitter account calling out hacktivist group Anonymous before being doxxed – having private information posted online – by a hacker from the group.

One thing to remember is that the internet always looks at the details. Pictured: A marshmallow that may or may not have been set alight by the sun in Arizona

One thing to remember is that the internet always looks at the details. Pictured: A marshmallow that may or may not have been set alight by the sun in Arizona

A screenshot of a text exchange that was soon challenged by Facebook users Even the police post online, and they're more than happy to humiliate you

Pictured left: A screenshot of a text exchange that was soon challenged by Facebook users. Right: Even the police post online, and they're more than happy to humiliate you

A KKK Twitter account (pictured) chose the wrong people to try to wind up

A KKK Twitter account (pictured) chose the wrong people to try to wind up

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Pictured: An ancient debate brought into the 21st century

Always remember who you have added on Facebook before you post. Pictured: Someone who forgot that rule

Always remember who you have added on Facebook before you post. Pictured: Someone who forgot that rule

Pictured: A not entirely accurate Instagram post exposed very quickly

Pictured: A not entirely accurate Instagram post exposed very quickly

Pictured: Even plaques purporting to show the text from centuries-old speeches are not free from the fact-checking prowess of the internet

Pictured: Even plaques purporting to show the text from centuries-old speeches are not free from the fact-checking prowess of the internet

Pictured: A weak attempt at trolling called out on Facebook

Pictured: A weak attempt at trolling called out on Facebook

And there's always room for an overconfident oaf to humiliate themselves – as happened when a user posted a photograph of their Japanese-lettering tattoo.

After a brief exchange about its meaning – thought to be 'God-Almighty' by the poster – one eagle-eyed commenter explains with relish that it actually means 'idiot foreigner'.

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