This is what I learnt, heard and read so far(sorry for my bad English
It is not happening only in the third world countries. It's happening here too in the United States (It is not that big an issue because the authorites and laws are well built here). In fact, some people here are the suppliers for those frauds(for example: the red box accident with the card skimming and thank God I have not rented from them). They sell those information to those in the third world countries because the authorites over there do not care about those things (I can say that because I used to live in those countries and I know what was happening. I am glad it is getting better now but still not quite yet). If you search around you can find many deals here(such as Playstation 3, xbox 360, wii , etc for sick prices). This is just the part of life. Some people are honest and some are not and we can't expect everyone to be like us. So feel proud that we are the honest customers because we should and do not curse others because I believe their punishments are coming.
In the end, this will eventually hurt the honest customers and honest retailers. Yet, I think the one who suffers the most is the customer because retailers will/can charge higher retail prices to cover some of the losses
P.S : this is just my opinion, feel free to agree or disagree
. Also this is why we should not open all credit cards that offer rebates or credits.