Hoaxing
Hoax Hoax, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoaxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoaxing}.] To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

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