Religion and politics are two areas where people are scammed out of their money. The politicians will say, "see what that person did? DONATE." Same with the preacher. They will say, God loves you, DONATE." And when everything else fails, they use the sin scam to achieve their goals.
My brother in law is very comfortable off and would have never guessed that he had issues until he asked a pandit to do a pooja for his birthday. The pandit was not satisfied with just doing that one pooja but started telling my brother in law that there are so many hidden problems that he doesn't know about and that he needs to do these other poojas. My brother in law just listened and decided that he is fine with his life. The scammers are aplenty. BEWARE!!!