I'm not saying that everything is the victims fault in any case. That being said, there are ways to protect yourself from these people, Including date rapes.
If a parent doesn't teach their kids how to protect themselves, ie: never go out with a stranger on the first couple dates alone. Never trust someone you don't know with your money. It's not blaming the victim and yes there are laws for this reason. I just think people are a bit too gullible. Including the ones that belong to the church, giving their hard earned money to the preacher. They already spent the $300,000 ? Really, where? A fool and his money are soon parted!