Victims of fraud


Fraud cases
are reported daily. 3.849 denunciations were filed to the Public Ministry in 2005.
However the División de Estafas de la Dirincri (division of fraud) estimates
that only 20% of the victims denounce crimes. The most common and frequent cases
involve people paying money to phony employment agencies, a trick used to pry on the weakness of the unemployed
and victims spending thousands of dollars for false visas.

Herrera Calderon who pretended for years to be a nun, worked collecting
donations in name of the organization Nuestra Señora del Pilar to later sell
them and Ana Lucia Chavez who sold bogus tickets to the Buenos Aires concert of  the Rolling Stones, conned  approximately 40 people for an estimate of 14
thousand dollars.