……well no, that is a bit far fetched, but you know what i mean, lies are lies!, they should be held accountable in some way.
Lies are part of modern life. Sales people, bankers, lawyers and politicians rely on them. Lies are a form of modern speech, they are everywhere.
The skill is not being found out. That then becomes fraud or dishonesty.
Most of us can spot the lie and act accordingly. The vulnerable believe them.
Do our societies need to protect such people from themselves?
I personally don’t think so. We can only learn from mistakes and experience, move on, recover, not to go there again. The first loss should always be the cheapest.
That is the best tool against fraud. Not ineffective laws con men will always steer round.