Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania: A Town of Online Crime

In a town of 125,000 people in Romania, it has a small percentage of scam artists who make a living by doing just that, scamming. For many years, people of Râmnicu Vâlcea have found easier ways of making money by scamming people outside their country, by fake ads and auction sites by getting people to transfer money to them. After a riot for anti-government in 1989, the country began to change with people making their own ways of living. The town is booming with clothing stores, expensive car dealerships and men posing as businessmen, but are just online scam artists.

It is becoming very normal for people to take on a "career" as a scam artist, young men are learning to become scam artists themselves because it seems simple. The FBI of Romania has been investigating and tracking down scam artists, but con-artists are finding ways around it and are still scamming many victims.

Today, millions of people around the world are being scammed out of their hard earned money by believing and trusting strangers on the internet, people should be more careful with the internet because its an easy way to get money out of anyone and not get caught. Someone can easily become wealthy and make a career by stealing your money.


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