Cheating has become a very common activity in our modern society. Many people
indulge in this practice to make a
without too much effort.
There are many instances where innocent people have
been made to part with their money by confidence tricksters selling "magic
stones" and charms that will bring prosperity to the users. After paying
exorbitant sums for these fake articles, the
gullible buyers ultimately realize that they
have paid hard-earned money for worthless pieces of junk.
Then, there are the big-time crooks. These people set up huge counterfeiting
operations to produce imitation goods. Branded clothes, handbags, belts and
other accessories are copied closely and produced at a fraction of the genuine
articles' cost and sold as originals. Even toiletries and over-the-counter
medicine and are being unscrupulously
Lately, there has been a rise in the manufacturing and selling of pirated
compact discs. All forms of CD's are being pirated: audio CD's, video CD's and
computer software. CD piracy has become such a big business that both the
entertainment and information technology industries are alarmed at this trend
that cuts deeply into the profits of the legitimate copyright holders.
It seems impossible to stop all these cheating activity. The authorities are
doing their best to curb such practices but we must also do our part. We should
not let greed or superstition make us victims of confidence tricksters, never
patronize dealers of ill repute that sell imitation goods as originals and keep
away from touts and pedlars that hawk pirated compact discs.