James Kibblewhite Posted over 2 years ago How can we prevent people from cashing in on other people's misfortunes? People would be silly not to cash in on someone's else misfortune. However, issues for me would be: 1. Cashing in on me while I'm in a vulnerable state and asking me for something of value in order to help me, i.e. If you pay me money, I will help you get better 2. Fixing the situation so that I will fail in order to cash in on a misfortune that was generated/manufactured by them., i.e. I have provided false information in order to exploit money from that person If I have made a genuine mistake, and someone else cashes in on the situation, then I'm okay with that.