I thought my comment “Don’t people learn from the mistakes, unforunate experiences, losses, of others” segregated the unfortunate from the fools?
I must say though that your comment “screwed by low life liars” isn’t unique to Spain and its property market. Look at the current con in UK with digiboxes, where the elderly are being cheated and robbed. It is a fact of life, whatever the Country and whatever the business. There will always be con merchants and crooks, it is a case that people need to be more streetwise.