Yes, just a fact of life really.
I don't think there is a Masonic type sect organising against us. I put it down to tossers. They are everywhere, EVERYWHERE. There are sub-groups within tosserdom, though.
Fortunately if you are dealing with amateur tossers they tend to lose interest after a bit. If they are miserable old (career) tossers then the reaper will have them before I'm too old to ride my bike.
Remember, know your enemy, they are the tossers.