Not who they pretend to be
They are motivated by reputation. Summed up in these short words.
Some people you've met in real life will have a very different persona online. They're well aware that it's a public forum, and they seek to profit by it. Not by funds (though possible), but by status. Never underestimate the power of status. Even the ancient philosophers spoke about them. A particular breed. And while status to a certain degree is important to everyone, some will be dishonest in order to bolster it. They are not to be trusted.
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