I agree with the view shared by my sister Nancy that our people never learn from those past experience. However, instead of just pointing out the obvious, it is important that we look at some of the factors behind such practices; why do they persist in our societies? Why do people stick to those promises, despite numerous advices from people who are well informed about the operation of such schemes.

One possible reason I could think of is the hardship that people face everyday and the need to find a quick financial way out of it.

On the other hand we have well educated people who prey on the ignorance of lay Solomon Islanders and sieze such opportunities to get money out of them.

There are other reasons, and our people need to be educated so that they can withstand such false promises of fast money.