Sure, none makes it out of here alive and so we do what we can to survive the best way that we can. If that includes scamming, so be it.
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular and voice opinions not acceptable to others. In our western world we can afford that whereas in other parts of the world we could not.
In the second and third world, the question is quite different though... Do I live tomorrow? The answer equally unflattering... Unless you're smart, probably not.
In other words, we allow ourselves to become irritated because others try to survive by preying on us (even though, if the tables were turned, we would probably do the same ourselves).
The only thing that is working is to be cautious and not trust people like you noticing the scam before being hit.
With that being said, people are generally too trusting. One such story includes me on the first communication, taking over a computer and cleaning it of malware. I just helped of course, but I was rather shocked as I could have done just about anything without that particular user noticing (based on obvious lack of computer knowledge). Sadly, I think this group is subject to fall prey to such scams.
Finally, since I noticed, welcome to the forum jayhall3 :flower: