Lately I have been seeing a lot of local news reports regarding investment scams in my part of the world. There have also been numerous scam companies which are now being monitored by local authorities in my city. What really puzzles me is how a huge number of people still fall for these make-money-fast scams when it's so obvious that these so called companies are only nothing but pure fraud. Years ago, one of my aunts became a victim of a scam. She invested $25,000 to a company which turned out to be a pyramiding scam company. She never recovered her money together with many other investors. I would like to know if you have ever been a victim of these scams or have almost fallen into the trap of investing in companies which turned out to be fraudulent.