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Why are Turks so easily conned?

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The title should’ve actually been a bit longer: Why are we so easily conned, and what does technology have to do with it?

I know that there are con artists everywhere around the world. I know that the first Ponzi scheme happened in the U.S. But when it comes to mass conning, I believe that Turkey is a global leader. It’s recurring, such cases happen every 10 years or so. A self-proclaimed savior of poor Turks comes up with a revolutionary idea to make every Turk rich, only if they act quickly and give money from their savings. And thousands of people fall for it. The most notorious names in Turkish history are Sülün Osman, Banker Kastelli, Jet Fadıl, Kenan Şeranoğlu and the latest, Mehmet Aydın.

Among these names, Jet Fadıl deserves a special mention, because he swindled people numerous times since 1987. He says he is creating a fantastic project and takes money from people who hope that once the project is finished, they will become rich. He........

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