There are only two ways to make money, the wrong way by stealing it or cheating someone else out of it using some surreptitious means. Or, the right way by flat earning it without misrepresenting your product, service or work. One of these ways The Lord is very pleased with and one of these ways He is not. See, Jesus is a businessman the author, creator and Father of all things. So although He allows such illegal activity to occur He warns us of the fruit of these types of activities all throughout His Word The Bible.
"Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death." Proverbs 10:2 KJV.
Sure there is a boatload of so-called easy or fast money out there to be made but to the detriment of other people. From drugs to prostitution and gambling which is becoming more and more legal these days to even really dark and satanic acts such as child pornography, sex trafficking and even worse. On the lighter side, there are all types of petty and large thefts that mount up to billions of dollars every year from small businesses by their employees a little here and a little there to big banks and the Wall St casino operation headed up by the fake Federal Reserve Bank itself. All theft whether explicitly illegal or haven't been made legal by politicians who are just as much on the take as everybody else all under the guise of so-called "Profit".
So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof." Proverbs 1:19 KJV
People are actually dying long slow and hard deaths because of greed. Poverty is a killer. It's a killer of hopes and dreams and a yes life itself. Just ask all the people who have lost children and loved ones to inner-city violence or poor healthcare in hospitals. Our homeless population is exploding with people who have all but given up on life and are just waiting to die. It's sad but true. I have worked for many years for the housing authority and many of their residences are nothing more than just poor. Their no dumb or stupid, lazy or without any class, they are just trapped by a system that says we will give you cheap housing if your promise to remain poor. The fix was in from the beginning. It is not like they didn't know that people would no get addicted to free stuff and refuse to better themselves to keep their free benefits. It was a race to the bottom before there was ever a race. A plan that would assure them that there would always be a lower class of people to take advantage of and fulfill their evil desires.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. 3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family, do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil." Micah 2:1-3 KJV
So what ultimately happens to the people, families, and governments that do these types of things. Their souls are slowing corroded from the inside out. Little by little they become their own worst enemy. It has to be like living with your own worst nightmare. Scripture after scripture describes in horrific detail of how people that choose to pursue ill-gotten gain live their lives in great fear.
"The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death." Proverbs 21:6 ESV
Lying is one of the worse things that anyone can do. Half-truths are lies as well. These days that about all your going to get out of any type of advertising anywhere. Commercial after commercial selling half-truths about how well their product or services work. It seems after if the more competition there is for the same product or services there is the more they lie about how much better there is over the next company. But let break it down to a more personal level. How about the car salesman who told you your payment would only be this much but when you went on to sign the paperwork it was higher never lower than what he or she told you. Or the estimate for repair work on your car or house that went up and up as talked you into doing more work than was needed or necessary. These people are never satisfied. For the same trap that the set for one customer that falls into it with the next and never comes out ahead.
Now what I haven't described to you so far in this article is how the spirit behind money "Mammon" plays are role it all of this. Well, that is for me because is the center of it. You see Mammon is a master who proves his master of you by the way you obtain and uses money. In order to maintain that role in your life, He will cause you to perpetually deliver for his proof of his master of your life. God(Jehovah) uses the Tithe and Offerings while Mammon requires ill-gotten gain. Thus the reason why they love of Mammon(The Spirit) not money(The Paper Currency) is the root of all kinds of evil.
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
Here is a long list of blessings and cursing for those who chose to do right and for those who chose to do wrong. From the KJV
Pro 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Pro 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Pro 10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Pro 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Pro 10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
Pro 10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Pro 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Pro 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Pro 10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Pro 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Pro 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Pro 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Pro 10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
Pro 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Pro 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor istheir poverty.
Pro 10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
Pro 10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Pro 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Pro 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Pro 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Pro 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Pro 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Pro 10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Pro 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
Pro 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Pro 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Pro 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Pro 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Pro 10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Pro 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
Pro 10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Pro 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.