So it's not real?
The young man even went as far as to post a photo of a passport with his name on it and pretend to be offended by the social media site.
Well it seems that we were all fooled as the Aussie admitted it was all a hoax!
The prankster — who now says his real name is Joe Carr (though that could possibly just be a play on "joker") — confessed to the lie, calling it a joke between friends that ended as "a prank that made a fool out of the media."
Carr's full post gives some insight into his reasoning for the prank as he explained: