Source confusion is an attribute seen in different people's accounts of the same event after hearing people speak about the situation. You can also have a look on unconscious transfer.

SOURCE CONFUSION: "An example of source confusion is a witness who heard a police officer say he had a gun who then says they saw the gun."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOURCE CONFUSION," in, April 13, 2013, (accessed January 23, 2018).