Te'o's angle for this story, whether true or not, may be technically possible, but not exactly plausible. We have been in an age of technology for 15-20 years. Just how the hell does Te'o come to date someone for 3 years without ever having used Skype/factime/Google hangout with "her"? Nobody is THAT naive. I cannot be expected to believe that.
I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)