Living Well, Sadly people are just plain nasty and will do anything at times. I tried chat years ago and quickly concluded it was the best way to start a fight, get upset or worse. I only use email between people I don't know and I, or forums like this. I figured that if I did get angry etc, which sure does happen, then using email and forums gives me the chance to tone it down or just not bother. The bottom line is none of us can trust anyone on the internet, ever. We take limited risks using a site such as this but never use real data. If you do then you invite ID theft and worse. IE you are advertising yourself for whoever chooses to take that data and use it.
This is actually the current advice by the Chief of the Fraud Squad where I live. His words? "Never use real data". If you get to know someone you still don't really know them do you? Whoever that was is sick, big time. Stay away from chat and set up an email account you can abandon to email with people you know online, or rather, don't know.
Why would this idiot fake suicide? People threaten it all the time in real life and some depression forums have nearly every "Urgent" post as someone making the threat. It is good it is cut out here as much as possible but they can't stop people in chat can they?
So sorry they did this to you, it's so "Facebook" if you've been there. Even they are now looking for photo ID. Risky strategy.
I have to say that most people in forums do not tell the truth in many ways. What you read is not what you get. I've learnt to read between the lines and you might say profile people and stay away from those I know are a risk. It's an old work habit actually, business analyst. You believe nothing at the start of each task and establish the facts yourself. Else it doesn't work.
If you can, forget them. They are nothing, nobody and have run away apparently. That right? Then just move on and deal with those you do know or trust here. Which is most of us. I hope this post came out allright to you. I'm suffering badly and am really distracted and have taken ages to write this. I just had to reply to you when I saw zero replies.