I’ve written about this before.  See here and here.   It looks like its not just this country that has the issue.  See this article from this week’s The Economist.

When its cropped up for me, it has usually been when a naive (bordering on the vulnerable) individual has been sold an “idea” over the internet that will lead to untold riches or a host of immunity privileges….

I do try to persuade them to please not bother.  It’ll save them money in the long run.

You’ll get a flavour of the emotions it creates from the comments to the article. With the poor notary stuck in the middle!

(Not that The Economist always gets it right.   See this article and the comments here!)