Internet is fantastic, information is distributed easily worldwide, and search engines help to find whatever you want: You are looking for a pen friend? You are looking for a job? The results you get using the popular search engines are incredible. BUT:
There is a lot of cheating going on. There have been many cases been reported of people being cheated to send money for whatever reasons (Support the ailing mother because the pen friends does not have money, pay the ticket for her to come to you, or pay a ticket for yourself to go to a job interview!) Always be very careful when people are asking for your money, and definitely double check if the recipient exists and the purpose of the money is correct.
Here are some cases:
A new Case, Samantha
Read the Story of Olivia Buanen
Faked Job Offers in Austria
Faked Job Offers in Germany